February 8, 2013

By: Wendy Johnson

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 of experience in family ministry. Built...

February 7, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

Parenting is a difficult endeavor. All too often we have more questions than answers and we feel isolated in trying to decide how best to guide our children into adulthood.

The National Center for Biblical Parenting just distributed an email this week with lists of books and...

February 5, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

This Sunday, February 10, is World Mission Sunday – a time when the church comes together to focus on the global impact of our call to “seek and serve Christ in all persons” (Baptismal Covenant, Book of Common Prayer, p. 305).

In 2013, World Mission Sunday will focus on the ministries of...

February 4, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

So many of our congregations use Godly Play for elementary-age Sunday School curriculum. That’s why I wanted to be sure to pass along news that the fifth Godly Play Conference in North America will be June 19 to 22 at Trinity College at the University of Toronto.

This conference...

January 9, 2013

By: Wendy Johnson

Although we just moved into Epiphany, it seems that Lent is already around the corner. Ash Wednesday is early this year – February 13.

I know that some of you are in the midst of putting together your Lenten programs. Hopefully, this list of resources, program ideas, and family...

December 26, 2012

By: Wendy Johnson

As we prepare for Epiphany, here are a few resources that might be useful in your ministry:

 Star of Wonder, book published by Forward Movement Let There Be Light Workshop Cycle published by Leader Resources Let it Shine program published by Leader Resources

I thought you also might...

December 7, 2012

By: Wendy Johnson

This Advent, Episcopal Relief & Development offers a variety of ways to mark the season of anticipation and celebrate the birth of Christ, who heals our hurting world.

Online Advent Calendar Episcopal Relief & Development’s 2012 Advent Calendar features reflections, prayers and...

November 29, 2012

By: Wendy Johnson

For years, the Young Adult and Campus Ministries Office has created Advent Meditation Guides. In the past, these have been printed in booklets and PDF documents. This year, they are taking it virtual by inviting young adults and people who work and minister with young adults to write a blog...

November 21, 2012

By: Wendy Johnson

Heavenly Father, Spirit of Life, thank you for granting us the opportunity to grow our comfort zones larger, and speaking to our hearts to bond with the universal world.

You have granted us the ability to understand and support the lives of the unfortunate, and by your grace...

August 4, 2011

One of my favorite songs begins with the words, "I'm an expert in nothing…" That little phrase enters my mind when I'm asked about my new memoir, "Love You More: The Divine Surprise of Adopting My Daughter." Because I've written a book about adoption, sometimes people assume I'm an expert on...