Posts Tagged ‘Jesus Christ’

6 Resources for Teaching The Ascension

How do we understand the Feast of the Ascension, which we we celebrate 40 days after Easter? This post offers explanations, crafts, and links.

Five Lessons that a Baseball Park can Teach the Church

Last week I took my three year old daughter Maria to her first baseball game. It rained. Well, like they say in Bull Durham, “Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains.”

While the hour long delay wore on my nerves, Maria could not have cared less. She had a hotdog, crackerjack, and ice cream. And in truth, it wasn’t so bad for me either. Looking around Nationals Park, I asked myself, “What are the elements of this setting that make it welcoming, engaging, and enjoyable, even in a downpour?”

It did stop raining, and we enjoyed a few innings. Coming out of the experience, I am now pleased to offer five things that the church can learn from a ball park.

Praying, Obviously! – How to Help Children Pray

They had bowed so low that their hair was over their faces that I wasn’t exactly sure what they were doing. After about two minutes, they rose and came back down the steps of the stage. I asked, “What were you doing bent over like that?” One of them looked up at me, and in the tone of voice only girls approaching their teenage years can produce said, “Well, praying, obviously!”

A Youth Curriculum That Works – Youth Emmaus

  “That was fun!” “That was a great lesson!”   I had always hoped to hear comments like these from the youth of the church where I serve. But I only began to hear them when I implemented a curriculum that is barely known in the United States. I can’t remember where I found it […]

Vacation Bible School 2014: The Reviews are In!

“If you run a Vacation Bible School with these goals in mind, it doesn’t matter what VBS curriculum you choose. But to help you along, the Center for the Ministry of Teaching offers a full set of reviews each year.”       The Joyful Purpose of VBS Every summer, churches around the world do […]

Rejoice! Building Faith Continues

For you shall go out in joy, and be led back in peace. The mountains and the hills before you shall burst into song, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. -Isaiah 55:12     Greetings and blessings to you, whether you are a long time reader or new to this site.  […]

Hark! The herald angels sing

More Christians sing this hymn at Christmas than any other carol. It cericle the world like one great anthem of hope and joy. God’s promises of peace radiates from the carol just as the exultant singing of the angels shone throughout the cosmos

Songs in Waiting: Magnificat

At the heart of this momentous event, the child Mary is singing a song about a child. And exceptional young girl, chosen to be the Mother of this child Messiah, she is called in tradition Theotokos, the God-bearer.