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Building Faith Does Easter: 12 Helpful Posts

A wide variety of posts to help celebrate Easter Sunday and the whole season in church and at home, including crafts and teaching tools for all ages.

Building Faith Does Advent: 9 Helpful Posts

A collection of Building Faith’s Advent posts, including activities for the congregation, the classroom, and the home, from wreaths to calendars to prayers. Advent is a season of preparation and anticipation, these posts aim to help.

In the Bustle of Easter… Don’t Forget to Teach Easter!

When to teach Easter is a fundamental question for churches who see high attendance numbers on Easter Sunday but do not offer formational time on the Feast Day.

Teach Bible Stories… with a Parachute!

Traditionally used in early-childhood classrooms, a parachute can introduce movement and visual appeal when learning Bible stories. 8 Bible stories and their parachute movements are included.

Church Idea: Social Media Prayer of the Week

Social media prayer are simple enough to do daily, with the goal to encourage individuals and families to pray; and to equip them with practical knowledge.

17 Christmas Pageant Survival Tips

A Christmas pageant survival checklist ensures the simplest of children’s pageants run more smoothly. A gift during this hectic, if joyful, time of year!

Build a Back to School Prayer Station

Invite community members to pray for students and teachers with a prayer station in front of your church. We used a chalkboard, with inspiring results.

Taking Faith Formation Outdoors: Five Ideas

Children crave time outdoors, and Christian formation activities outside help them connect to God. Here are five options, from plants to chalk to clay.

Could Your Church Geocache? (And what is that?)

  “Gracious God, Bless the visitors that come to find our cache. We pray that all who find it know your presence in our church, our community and our world.”       What is Geocaching? Geocaching is an outdoor game where players hunt for containers of all sizes using clues and coordinates found online. […]

Holy Week Art Project: Making Easter Flags

Tell the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection with each flag-making step. Flags may be made on Palm Sunday, or earlier, and displayed Easter morning.

All-Ages Church Activity: Making Social Media Graphics

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

Jesse Tree Advent Activity and Skit

Jesse Tree readings and ornaments become the basis for Old Testament Sunday school and an Advent skit.

Church Art Projects for Faith Formation

Art as formation offers opportunities to be creative, as a reflection of the Creator, as well as to integrate art into the worship of the whole community.