Free 2018-2019 Planning Calendar
Faith Formation (formerly Sunday School) / The Church Year / Uncategorized

Free 2018-2019 Planning Calendar

Click here to download the totally FREE  2018-2019-lesson-planner-blank. Over the years, I’ve found it helpful to have the ability to see an entire season of lessons for all ages laid out in once place.  Created in Microsoft Word, please feel free to adapt it for your needs. I’d love to see how it works for … Continue reading

Collected Works: Summer
Arts and Crafts / Faith Formation (formerly Sunday School) / Prayer / Uncategorized

Collected Works: Summer

You may have noticed I haven’t been blogging as frequently as usual. In addition to finishing up seminary and preparing for ordination interviews, I’m co-leading the planning of a conference youth ministry workshop and college searching with my oldest daughter. Phew! For the next little bit my blog posts will be collections of previous posts … Continue reading

Summer Lesson Options that Work
Faith Formation (formerly Sunday School) / Intergenerational activites

Summer Lesson Options that Work

Summer Faith Formation is both an opportunity and a challenge in a church of our size (weekly worship attendance between 60-80 and Sunday school attendance from 5-20). Earlier this week I asked our leadership team for feedback on four curriculum options for summer. I named what we wanted to be intentional about our annual reprieve … Continue reading

To Do List for an (almost) Rocket Scientist
Faith Formation (formerly Sunday School) / Thoughts on Faith / Youth Ministry

To Do List for an (almost) Rocket Scientist

Recently a colleague remarked that Christian education isn’t rocket science. Hmm. I’ve never been a rocket scientist. But, I did spend  two years in chemical engineering school and I can tell you that while there may be less math, children’s and youth ministry is still wonderfully challenging. I was pleased to see a recent article … Continue reading

Children's Sermons / Faith Formation (formerly Sunday School) / Lent / Taking the Lessons Home

Valentine’s & Ash Wednesday – A New Coloring Page

The NEW 2018 Ash Wednesday Coloring Page is Available for Purchase on Etsy for  just $2 There just aren’t a lot of options for Ash Wednesday coloring pages. Last year I made one with palm branches and ashes that was very popular. This year, with the added challenge of Ash Wednesday on Valentine’s day, I … Continue reading