Christian Education


September 13, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

Today I am so pleased to welcome Cynthia Coe as guest blogger.  Cindy wrote the Abundant Life Garden Project resources for Episcopal Relief & Development, available to Episcopal parishes and schools for free download at



September 12, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

Hopefully, by now you have heard about the landmark November 15 forum, Fifty Years Later: The State of Racism in America, live streamed from St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral in Jackson, Mississippi, and sponsored by the Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Mississippi.

The Presiding...

September 10, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

Just over 50 years ago thousands of Birmingham students – some as young as 6 years old – left their classrooms to participate in a peaceful march on City Hall where they were hoping to meet with the mayor to discuss the end of segregation in their city. In response to this nonviolent protest,...

September 9, 2013

By: Bronwyn

Today I am pleased to welcome Rob Johnson as guest blogger. Rob is a longtime friend, fellow youth minister, and advocate for social change. Rob teaches Religion and Project Adventure at Breck School, an Episcopal, coeducational, college prep school in Minneapolis. He also serves as the Sunday...

September 6, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

Church Publishing’s latest newsletter, Living IN-formation, included the following useful tools and information:

Resource of the Month:

Creative Ideas for Children’s Worship: Year C by Sarah Lenton now completes the set of three books that correspond to all years of the Revised...

September 4, 2013

By: Bronwyn

As the program year kicks off, we also prepare to welcome new members into our communities.

Here are a few books from Leader Resources that might be useful in helping individuals and families understand and feel at home in the Episcopal Church. You might also consider using them as...

September 4, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

As you kick-off the program year, Candle Press publishes some fun take-home resources. They include:

Me Too! invites the child (aged 4 to 7) who has been receiving Eucharist since infancy — or is now being prepared to receive — to notice what is going on at Holy Communion and see how the...

September 3, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

This recent post, All Children Deserve Teachers Who Care About Them, by Marian Wright Edelman struck a chord with me.

In my opinion, teachers are not only found in traditional classrooms. They are found in Rec Centers, after-school programs and in our faith communities.

If you are...

August 28, 2013

By: Bronwyn

Episcopal Relief & Development yesterday published their 2012 Annual Summary. When you have a free moment, click the picture at right to take a look at it.

The Annual Summary is not only beautiful but is an important reminder of the critical nature of Episcopal Relief &...

August 26, 2013

By: Bronwyn

Much as I am an advocate for and practitioner of Youth Ministry, I have always been of the school of holistic and lifelong approaches to Christian Formation.

Youth Ministry should not function in a vacuum or a silo apart from the body of the congregation, but from within the center of...