At the church where I work we often lament that fewer and fewer people come to church in the summer. “They’re all at the river,” we say. But I wonder, is that all bad?
Archive for July, 2011
This 3rd revision of the former Professional Church Educator’s Guide is a treasure trove of materials for how a Christian Educator or Youth Minister can continue their professional development, education and strategies for their vocation.
We’re not parents and have no experience with children’s formation, but when she asked us to lead a session we were willing to consider it because it sounded like fun.
Self-described as an “I don’t believe in God person,” helping this literal child and Star Wars aficionado select a book that piqued his interest was no easy task.
Ms. Ubeda suggests that we need to be teaching children much differently about Christianity, specifically Jesus. She infers that today’s curriculum is irrelevant and meaningless to today’s child.
Dry spells and droughts don’t always refer to the levels of rain and water in landscapes.
For many folks, that can be a stumper. They’ll share where they are located, what issues they are facing, what they’ve used in the past. “But who ARE you? What is your mission statement? Do you have one?” Yes. “Do you know what it is?” Not really. It’s on our website.
God our Father, you see your children growing up in an unsteady and confusing world: Show them that your ways give more life than the ways of the world, and that following you is better than chasing after selfish goals.