Planning for Fall 2021

By Rebecca Ninke June 15, 2021

I don’t have to explain to you in the trenches that church planning during a pandemic has been..

Taking the First Steps toward Becoming an Anti-Racist Congregation

I am the pastor of Faith Lutheran Church in Becker, Minnesota. Becker is a small community of..

Lessons in the Backyard

By Cathy Skogen-Soldner June 8, 2021

Is your class in need of a breath of fresh air? How about meeting in the backyard the next time you..

Talking to Adults about Racism and Racial Justice

By Jessica Davis June 2, 2021

Last month, I wrote about ways in which leaders in the church, especially white leaders, can..

One-Room Summer Sunday School

By Ruth Sall June 1, 2021

Here at the church that I serve, when the school year ends in mid-June, so does our church program..

Age-Appropriate Ways to Introduce Conversations about Race to Children

By Rev. Carla Wilson May 26, 2021

2020 was a year of reckoning that led many of us who are white to heed what people of color have..

Taste and See: Using Food in Sunday School

By Cathy Skogen-Soldner May 25, 2021

Whenever food is a part of a Bible story, you can transform your classroom into a tasting party...

Creating a Culture of Interdependence among Youth

By Tera Michelson May 20, 2021

One of the silver linings of the global pandemic is how it pushed pause on much of our programming..

Using Cross-Cultural Materials Responsibly (Without Cultural Appropriation)

By Rev. Carla Wilson May 19, 2021

2020 was a year of reckoning that led many of us who are white to heed what people of color have..

Answering Tough Questions about Current Events

By Amber Lappin May 18, 2021

When processing current events, adults sometimes forget that their children are listening, too...

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