Small Congregations


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: Wendy Johnson

Still not sure what you’re going to be reading during Lent?

Here are some ideas from Church Publishing:

Love Set Free: In this book of meditations on the Passion according to Saint John, Martin L. Smith shows how, in the Christian mystery, love itself must be crucified and die to...

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 15, 2013

By: Wendy Johnson

Now iPhone users can have the Book of Common Prayer wherever they go. Find out more on Church Publishing’s website or download now from the App Store for $9.99.

Check out the screenshots.

January 11, 2013

By: Wendy Johnson

Just today I received an update from Leader Resources on additional resources available for Lent. I’m trying to pass them along as I receive them in hopes they will be helpful to you in putting together your Lenten program.

Here are some I thought might be most useful:

Words of...

January 10, 2013

By: Wendy Johnson

From Episcopal Relief & Development:

Lenten Meditation guide (in English and Spanish) helps us focus on alleviating hunger worldwide while preparing ourselves for spiritual healing. The daily readings are co-authored by a group of leaders from across the Episcopal Church, who...

November 26, 2012

By: Wendy Johnson

From time to time I will feature articles from guest bloggers. Today the Rev. Warren Frelund, president of the Rural Ministries Network, reflects on a recent conference on small churches.


More than 3 dozen ministry team members and church leaders attended a series of...

December 23, 2010

"Keep telling the stories" about how and why your church began, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori told parishioners and guests on Dec. 19 at the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the consecration of the church building at St. Columba Episcopal Church in Marathon, Florida, a small...