Christian Education


November 20, 2012

By: Wendy Johnson

As we draw even closer to Advent, here are more resources you might find useful in your ministry. These are especially directed toward families as they observe Advent in the home.

From Candle Press:

Messages Advent Calendar offers full-color stickers the child can lick and stick...

November 14, 2012

By: Wendy Johnson

To engage children in a more active role during worship this Advent, the Episcopal Church is offering a four-week series of lectionary-based children’s sermons.

Offered at no fee, the children’s sermons provide clergy and lay leaders with step-by-step instructions on how to help the...

November 12, 2012

By: Wendy Johnson

The word “advent” means “coming or arrival” and Advent is the season when we prepare for the coming of Christ. Advent is a beautiful season in the church, marked by candlelight and quiet preparation.

Here are resources designed to help you bring meaning to celebrating Advent with the...

November 12, 2012

By: Bronwyn

With snow on the ground in Minnesota today it is feeling like we are inching closer to Advent and Christmas. Getting into the spirit, here are some Advent resources to help with pageants, programs and sermon preparation:

From Church Publishing:

Skiturgies: Pageants, Plays, Rite...

November 1, 2012

By: Bronwyn

Have some of your former youth ministry participants graduated and are now looking to discern their calling in a broader context?

I have often found that traveling outside our comfort zones and exploring other cultures offers rich opportunities for discernment. The Episcopal Church...

October 30, 2012

By: Bronwyn

I’ve spent a week in Taiwan meeting the faithful and gracious Episcopalians in mission and ministry in this far-flung diocese of our church.

The Rt. Rev. David Lai and his staff exceeded all of my expectations for hospitality, making sure that I was never lost or wanting in this land...

October 22, 2012

By: Bronwyn

We received emails yesterday announcing the upcoming training sessions for 21st Century Faith Formation, featuring the leadership of John Roberto (LifelongFaith Associates & Vibrant Faith Ministries) and guest presenters Leif Kehrwald and Anna Rendell (Vibrant Faith Ministries).


February 12, 2009

Late one evening, driving home through Regina, Kentucky, the Rev. Johnnie Ross was pulled over by a police officer. He examined his identification, noting, "Father Ross?" The officer, a Baptist preacher, had seen the bumper art of the Christian fish kissing the Darwin amphibian on Ross's car...

December 5, 2007

Members of the Standing Commission on Lifelong Christian Education and Formation, the PEALL (Proclaiming Education for All) task force and the Province IX Curriculum Writers Group received a warm welcome from Dominican Republic Bishop Julio Cesar Holguin as they gathered for an impromptu...

February 27, 2002

Religious education has an important role to play in developing Americans’ spirituality, according to pollster George Gallup. Most people have little idea of their gifts and strengths, he said. 'We need to find that.'

People also need reminders that choices are best made with the counsel...