Small Congregations


June 27, 2013

By: Wendy Johnson

Summer can be a time when we see our families and children in church a bit less. Here are some good (and inexpensive) ideas from Candle Press on how to stay connected through the summer months:

Build up your library of To Go units. Pick and choose ideas that you think would benefit...

June 11, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

Well, I missed National Barefoot Week (who knew there was a National Barefoot Week?) but nonetheless, I believe you will enjoy this blog post by my friend Genelda Woggon from St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Asheville, NC. It is reprinted with permission from Building Faith.


June 5, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

Have you made your mark with any of the Five Marks of Mission? Why not share your success with the rest of the church?

The Episcopal Church Office of Communication is asking you to create and share videos of local ministry and work in action as part of the Making Your Mark video...

May 9, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

Just a quick post to let you know the Children’s Curriculum Overview is now available from Church Publishing.

Also from Church Publishing, you can find:

VBS Overview How to Choose Curriculum Christian Education Planning Calendar Curriculum and the Ministry of Christian Education...

May 8, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

I just heard about this training opportunity and thought to pass it along.

The Parish Resource Center of Long Island is sponsoring a 1-hour webinar on Dementia, Spirituality and the Faith Community on Tuesday, May 14 at 7 pm (Eastern).

Join the webinar to hear how congregations...

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...

May 1, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

Older Americans Month is celebrated each May to honor and recognize older adults for their contributions to families, communities, and society. The United States Administration on Aging’s theme this year, “Unleash the Power of Age,” celebrates older adults as productive, active...

April 25, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

From time to time I have the honor of welcoming guest bloggers. Today I welcome Sabrina Evans, Director of Christian Formation for the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma, who is tackling the important yet under-considered topic of full inclusion.

Opening the Door wider

Since April of last...

April 23, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

More than one in three Episcopalians is over the age of 65, and another 41% of Episcopalians are between the ages of 45 to 64. Three of every four members of the Episcopal Church are age 45 or older. In terms of economic stressors alone (retirement age, technology gaps, social services, Social...

April 11, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

In case you haven’t seen it, there’s an article in yesterday’s Washington Post about the White House advisory council of religious leaders calling for new measures to end human trafficking worldwide. Their 36-page report, which was released April 10, calls for a global fund to address human...