“What matters most is that your prayer is authentic, spoken from the hopes and fears of your heart. God knows you and delights in your voice.” My First Prayer for My Children When I was pregnant with my first child, I was flipping through a mother’s prayer book in a library used book […]
In Epiphany, fifth graders’ car blessings encouraging people to ‘follow the light’ were placed on windshields during those cloudy, dark winter days.
Rhythms of Grace is relatively simple, affordable, and adaptive and can be effectively used to bring the Gospel to people not currently being served. Designed for those on the Autism spectrum, it is also very welcoming to individuals with other diagnoses like Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, ADHD, Down Syndrome, and neuro-typical children with ordinary wiggly squigglies, as well as youth and adults.
Research shows there is something deeply significant and deeply theological happening at Christian camps across the country. Long-term impact
If you have enjoyed our recent Building Faith webinars, then you will love the webinars provided by Practical Resources for Churches. Free to access!
Relationships continue to be at the heart of fruitful ministry, especially with teenagers. Here are practical ideas for reaching out to youth.
Christians around the world celebrate Pentecost, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Jesus’ disciples. Ideas for joyful celebrations in church or at home!
Join us for a free webinar. Our expert panelists will discuss big picture thinking and practical ideas for teach Holy Communion with all ages.
There is no magic formula to engaging families, but these tips and resources will help you start small, consider your context, and move forward.
Through its lesson plans and supplemental materials, the Episcopal Children’s Curriculum forms and supports teachers as well as children.
How to use the Episcopal Children’s Curriculum in pieces and as a whole to offer the very best Christian Formation lessons and materials available.
The entire Episcopal Children’s Curriculum is archived online. We’ll walk you through what the curriculum looks like and how to locate the pieces.
Episcopal Children’s Curriculum provides a solid foundation for kids, parents & teachers. ECC is easy to implement and adapts well to current-day use.
When young people feel seen and heard, their faith readiness becomes apparent. Valued, confirmands become engaged in authentic community where deep examination of belief and practice matter. Such a dynamic climate sustains a confirmation program, strengthens the host congregation, and retains youth after they are confirmed. The data shows that teenagers are already motivated to participate.
“Take a step back to look at the church as a whole, its strengths and weaknesses, its character or ethos, its beliefs and faith identity, among other factors.” Matching Resources to Church Identity Every year the Center for the Ministry of Teaching (CMT) gets phone calls and emails from alumni, clergy, and […]
Developing welcome bags and strategies show that the congregation is delighted that all members of a visiting family have attended. Our pastor often says in his welcome to visitors “We’ve been expecting you” – and with these actions, we show that we have been preparing that welcome.
It is a joy to support new parents, but what to write and when? Here are 7 tips for how to write a new baby card, including special circumstances.
Relationships between youth and trusted adults strengthen confirmation programs and congregational support.
Easter Monday… you made it! The resurrection unfolds into a season of new life. What does it hold for you? Encouraging words from the Center for the Ministry of Teaching.