Building a community for young families

By Sparkhouse November 19, 2018

Let’s face it: young families are busy. From balancing work schedules to adapting to their new..

A reason for hope

By Carla Barnhill November 16, 2018

Over the past few months, my local paper has been running an excellent series on the state of..

How to navigate tough topics with family over the holidays

By Carla Barnhill November 15, 2018

It seems like a cruel trick of the calendar that Election Day and Thanksgiving Day fall within a..

Showing and teaching gratitude to middle schoolers (no, really)

By Sparkhouse November 14, 2018

Middle school kids present joys and challenges to their friends, parents, teachers, and ministry..

How to make adoptive parents feel valued in your faith community

By Valerie Fulton November 13, 2018

We brought our daughter home from China after two intensive weeks of filling out paperwork, a..

How do you teach Christmas to preschoolers?

By Sparkhouse November 12, 2018

During the preschool years, our brains are developing at a rapid rate – in fact, 90 percent of a..

Ministry survival tips for Advent and Christmas

By Deb Hetherington November 9, 2018

Ministry leaders have an important and particular responsibility – and yes, challenge – to help..

3 reasons to level up with Sparkhouse at NYWC 2018!

By Elissa Zoerb November 7, 2018

This month, youth workers will be attending the biggest party of the year and we’ll be there,..

Should you use a lectionary Sunday school?

By Elissa Zoerb November 6, 2018

It’s almost a new year! Not the New Year celebrations that come with party hats and resolutions,..

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