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!
Looking for Sunday School and Youth Group Games?
Taking a break for a quick game or activity can improve focus, the key is being prepared with fun, structured, movement-filled games.
New Lenten Study: 5 Marks of Love
If we are ‘marked as Christ’s own,’ what are the ‘marks of love’ that characterize the Divine Life abiding and at work within us? The Brothers of SSJE’s Lenten workbook for 2017.
Webinar: Planning for Lent
Your invited to this free webinar on planning for Lent. Big picture thinking and practical ideas with Matthew Kozlowski, Krista Lovell, and Sue Van Oss.
3 Picture Books to Honor MLK, Jr Day
Books old and new help us remember and honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, a great preacher and speaker, on MLK, Jr Day.
This Thanksgiving, take some time for an easy, intergenerational craft to recognize and record gratitude. This family craft can then adorn your table!
We wanted to share with you a 2014 Building Faith article by Matthew Kozlowski. The topic is online sources for Christmas cards, especially cards with a religious/Christian message.
A free webinar from the Center for the Ministry of Teaching. Claiming Epiphany: Theology, Practice, and Good Ideas.
Announcing a new webinar series from the CMT and Building Faith. “Wisdom From the Field” will bring you advice and topical discussion. Join us Wednesday.
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.
With a handful of items, you or our church can make a small Advent wreath, perfect for a bedside table or desk. Truly an object of devotion for the season.
From at-home activities, to the history and meaning of Thanksgiving, you are sure to find something helpful: a round-up of Building Faith articles
The Center for the Ministry of Teaching’s top picks for smartphone apps. Use your phone to read the Bible to daily devotional prayer to prayer-in-community.
Our collection of posts for All Saints’ Day includes links for activities, lessons, ideas, books, or the history/meaning behind the saints.
Reacquaint yourself with the Reformation so that you might point out and name some things for your congregation along the way. Resources for the 500th Anniversary.
Books for adults and children help us prepare for Advent and Christmas, at home and in worship.
With a multitude of options, you are sure to find something for individuals, households, or congregations. Here’s to Advent and Christmas 2016.
Forward Movement offers resources for the 2016 season of Advent: books for individuals and families for daily devotion and preparation.
This ministry of gratitude is essential, for it reflects our gratitude to God for the many gifts and blessing we have received through the people who serve God and the church.
Engagement, that spark which leads to interaction and learning. Here are tried and true ways to plan and lead lessons that engage teenagers.
“That God is three persons: Spirit in green to help us grow; Jesus in brown walking in the dirt; the Father in gold who created this beautiful earth.” Exploring the Trinity with Children During the course of the program year, leaders and teachers often use “one-time” lessons. Perhaps you have a break between […]
Scripture-based Christmas pageants allow children to embody the nativity story, assimilating and owning Scripture in ever deepening ways.