Children's Sermons / Faith Formation (formerly Sunday School) / Intergenerational activites / The Bible / Uncategorized

Bible Bread Stories – Breaking my own rule

I have a hard rule in children’s ministry – no worksheets.  But this week, I’ve decided to bend the rules a little with this graphic organizer. Following up last week’s lectionary reading from John 6 on the feeding of the 5000, in this Sunday’s reading, Jesus says, “I am the bread of life.” We’ll be on … Continue reading

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