Discussing Race in Lent: Free Online Series

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ChurchNext 5-week Lenten course explores spirituality and racial justice. Videos and questions for individuals and groups.

On Ash Wednesday, The Power of Scripture

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From Joel to Matthew, the Scripture in the Ash Wednesday service resonates with power. Here are our top 5 favorites.

Group Activities for Lent: Prayer Loom and Prayer Net

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Lenten group activities are intergenerational, flexible, and interactive. The Prayer Loom and the Prayer Net are two of our most popular experiential prayer activities.

New Website for Faith at Home: GrowChristians.org

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We recently heard about a new website being launched. GrowChristians.org will focus on faith at home, with first person reflections by many authors.

Ash Wednesday at Home: Fire and Ashes

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Bring the household together with a fire, confess and burn sins, share marshmallows. Honor the beginning of Lent with an Ash Wednesday tradition.

Guiding Teenagers in Lent: Give Up on Giving Up?

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Teenagers may trivialize Lent, or over-intensify it. Adults can help teens set goals for spiritual growth, not be afraid of failure, and draw closer to God.

All-Ages Activity: Creating Scripture-based Graphics for Social Media

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Have you seen graphics on social media with beautiful backgrounds overlaid with scripture or prayer? You can make them as an intergenerational activity.

Creative Ideas for Children’s Ash Wednesday and Holy Week Services

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Interactive and age appropriate worship ideas to help children understand and experience Ash Wednesday and Holy Week.

Music to Feed your Spiritual Life


Whether you are looking to inspire others, or deepen your own spiritual life, these music offerings may be the perfect fit.

How to Pick the Right VBS Theme for your Church

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A VBS theme provides overarching structure that ties all of your activities together and is an accurate reflection of your church.

Youth Mission Trips Unbind Us: A New Book Shares Practical Wisdom

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Youth mission trips offer opportunities to serve others and transform participants. A new book offers advice for creating and planning such trips.

Martin Luther King Day


We set aside this day in January to recognize the life and work of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Includes link to resources and activities.

Resources for Lent: Books and Devotions for Adults

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Looking for Lenten books or devotions for adults? Check out these resources for Lent, from five different publishers.

Latest Lenten Resources for Children and Families

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Five Christian publishing houses offer their latest Lenten resources for children and families.

A New Lenten Resource from SSJE: Rule of Life Workbook

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SSJE has teamed up with VTS to produce a Lenten study workbook. Individuals or groups will explore a rule of life to deepen relationship with God.

3 Websites that Connect Church to Home

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Separate from the main church website, these churches made unique websites to focus on Christian formation and give tools for faith at home.

Dis-Comforting Bible Stories: Sharing Challenging Scripture with Children


Those scripture stories which challenge us give us the opportunity to ask how our God of Love is speaking to us today.

Epiphany: The Most Important Church Season?

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Weeks of Epiphany help us to understand who Jesus is, what he is doing, and where he wants us to go.

A Christmas Pause

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As we celebrate today the birth of Christ our savior, we wish you and yours many blessings for this Christmas season. 2015 has been a special year for Building Faith, and we are grateful to all who make this ministry possible. Especially YOU, our loyal readers!

A Christmas Reflection: Mystery, Magic, and Oranges

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The small gifts of church and family last for decades in the bright Christmas Eve smell of oranges.