Confirmation Tips for Parents I: Understanding Confirmation
Confirmation / Taking the Lessons Home / Youth Ministry

Confirmation Tips for Parents I: Understanding Confirmation

As my second daughter approaches confirmation, I am reminded just how different two children in the same family can be! With my oldest daughter, the confirmation conversation centered around faith as a journey. She needed to know that no one has all the answers and that almost everyone has doubts. With my second, conversation focused … Continue reading

Confirmation Tips for Parents Part II: Statements of Faith
Confirmation / Motherhood / Taking the Lessons Home / Youth Ministry

Confirmation Tips for Parents Part II: Statements of Faith

This is the second of a two posts with suggestions for helping your child write their statement of faith at the end of confirmation. I’ve seen several examples of instructions for writing statements of faith. In general, I find them to be either too wordy (with dozens of suggested statements using complex words) or too … Continue reading

Baptism of the Lord Sunday: Ideas for January 8, 2017
Arts and Crafts / Confirmation / Faith Formation (formerly Sunday School) / Intergenerational activites / Youth Ministry

Baptism of the Lord Sunday: Ideas for January 8, 2017

If you are still playing catch up from Christmas, here are a few activities to engage all ages with the Luke 4:1-13 lectionary reading and jumpstart your planning. Sensory Table (preschool): Schools have all but done away with play time (more about that here). Sensory tables are an opportunity for churches to promote play and wonder. … Continue reading

Confirmation / Taking the Lessons Home / Youth Ministry

When your son or daughter has questions about confirmation…

“Mom/Dad, I am not sure about this whole confirmation thing.”  Turns out I may not be the first parent to have heard this phrase. If your son or daughter utters these words, don’t panic; here are five tips to open up conversation that I can neither confirm nor deny having personally used with my own … Continue reading