Faith Formation (formerly Sunday School) / The Bible / Thoughts on Faith / Uncategorized

Three things about LOVE and the Bible:

This past week, I heard Brian McLaren talk at CEF2018 about creating “studios of love” within our churches. He asked us to imagine yoga studios without mats – just lectures on yoga. Or basketball practices with no courts or balls – just videos about game strategy. These were his metaphors for the way church often … Continue reading

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

Bible Presentation Discussion Starters
Intergenerational activites / The Bible / Uncategorized

Bible Presentation Discussion Starters

  For several years I have planned all-ages Bible nights to follow Bible presentation Sunday. These evenings have included dinner and activity stations. Adults and children of all ages have enjoyed getting to know the Bible and one another. This year, though, we will have the activities right after worship, during coffee hour. Everyone has … Continue reading