May 21, 2013

Family unity has long been a driver of immigration and a cornerstone of our immigration system. Despite this prioritization of family, however, lengthy backlogs, inadequate country caps, and preference categories have meant that our immigration system often keeps families apart for decades....

May 15, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

There’s no doubt that all media – including movies – have the ability to impact young minds. Through film, every director and screenwriter has particular themes and messages they are trying to convey.

As adults, we can help our children learn to discern the viewpoint of each film...

May 2, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

The Faith Formation Learning Exchange just published their list of Spring 2013 Resources:

What’s New: Spring 2013 includes the latest research and articles on families, children’s ministry, children’s and adolescent behavior, and young adult and adult issues and links to online and media...

April 9, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

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 church.

Please take a moment to read her...

April 2, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

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 hand out or send by snail...

March 21, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

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 ones. That act alone may increase the odds...

March 14, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

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 you know it gets used?...

March 8, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

For some of us the snow keeps piling up…so what better time to start thinking about summer?

Here are a few Vacation Bible School curriculums from Leader Resources that have been recommended to me:

Aslan is on the Move! Using an animated version of C.S. Lewis’ timeless The...

February 25, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) has published its first 2013 VBS reviews.

There are more reviews to come from VTS, including Cool Adventures en español and Rita Mosquito from Episcopal Relief and Develompent.

In the meantime, here’s the download link:

2013 VBS...

February 22, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

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 advocacy activities to engage people of...