Small Congregations

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 15:11

My colleague, Bronwyn Skov, and I are reprinting this blog post by Sharon Ely Pearson, Christian Formation Specialist at Church Publishing, with the hope that you will take a minute to participate in her survey on curricula in use throughout the...

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 21:52

Easter isn’t just a day. The Season of Easter provides 50 days in which we have the opportunity to engage our children in the story of the Risen Christ in new ways. Candle Press offers the To Go series which you can send by e-mail or print out to...

Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 13:23

The recent article in the New York Times, The Stories That Bind Us, concludes the following: “If you want a happier family, create, refine and retell the story of your family’s positive moments and your ability to bounce back from the difficult...

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 12:44

As we move through the last week of Lent, our thoughts begin to turn toward Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter. I offer these few resources as last minute ideas for making this important season especially meaningful. Through the Cross: It can be...

Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 12:28

Vibrant Faith @ Home, a ministry of Vibrant Faith Ministries, has designed a half-day workshop to give leaders strategies and tools to empower families to grow in faith at home. Topics include: Analytics Don’t LieEver send faith stuff home? How do...

Monday, March 4, 2013 - 22:09

Last week the House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings and Vice President the Hon. Byron Rushing issued a letter to deputies on gun violence. You can read this letter here. In this letter they reference a resolution passed by...

Monday, February 25, 2013 - 22:22

In my previous post I mentioned that resources to support your efforts to stop human trafficking would be online soon. They were posted here today: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/page/human-trafficking. This is important work. I hope that you and...

Friday, February 22, 2013 - 10:24

It is not too early to start planning your Children’s Sabbath. Literally thousands of churches, synagogues, mosques and temples across the country participate in this celebration by holding special worship services, education programs, and...

Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 22:39

For so many of us, Lent is a period of time we set aside to reflect on our understanding of the meaning of our lives and our role in joining God’s purposes for each of us. Each year, Episcopal Public Policy Network (EPPN) establishes a theme and...

Friday, February 8, 2013 - 10:44

The Vibrant Faith at Home Plus workshops are  designed to give leaders strategies and tools to empower families to grow in faith at home. This half-day workshop is: Aligned with recent research on family assets and strengths. Anchored in decades...

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