Welcoming People Back to Church

By Rebecca Ninke August 3, 2021

The first summer in a home we bought in 2014, I planted wisteria. It was a tiny little plant, but I..

Meaningful Conversation with Small Children

By Amber Lappin July 29, 2021

Young children’s vocabulary grows incrementally between the ages of two and five. They quickly pick..

Take a Walk; Say a Prayer

By Nicholas Tangen July 27, 2021

Many congregations are beginning to imagine strategies for returning to worship and in-person..

Talking to Children about Money

By Rebecca Ninke July 22, 2021

Our gospels record Jesus speaking on matters related to money and wealth more than any other topic...

Having Children Help with Announcements

By Cathy Skogen-Soldner July 20, 2021

Are your weekly announcements predictable? Spice up your announcements by getting the children..

Ministry Professionals Need a Break

By Ruth Sall July 15, 2021

There is a scene in the Pixar movie The Incredibles where Elastigirl is holding up a careening jet..

Helping Youth Grieve the Past Year

By Tera Michelson July 8, 2021

COVID isn’t over, but your community may be starting to come back together. While nothing can..

Trauma-Informed Summer Programming

By Rev. Carla Wilson July 6, 2021

A tale of two confirmation camps, both planned and executed with the best of intentions. One group..

Race Matters. Does Becoming a Faithful Church Matter?

By Michelle Townsend de Lopez June 30, 2021

We all want to answer an affirmative yes to this question, but even in this mini three-part blog..

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