Loving Your Neighbor, Your Enemy, and God

By Rebecca Ninke November 3, 2020

In November 1976, at age four, I stormed out of the kitchen after arguing with my dad about who..

Celebrating Little Ones in Your Congregation During COVID-19

By Dawn Rundman October 29, 2020

More than half a year has passed since I worshiped in my church building. My congregation last..

The Benefits of Board Games in Ministry

By Jason Brian Santos October 27, 2020

Chances are, if you’re a youth or children’s ministry worker, you’re probably well steeped in the..

Who Are the Saints in Your Life?

By Rebecca Ninke October 22, 2020

As we near All Saints Sunday, I want to tell you about some of the saints who helped shape my life...

Helping Preschoolers Focus During Story Time—In Person or Online

By Amber Lappin October 20, 2020

Many people have rightly observed that getting preschool-aged children to focus can be a daunting..

Helping Kids Connect During COVID-19

By Cathy Skogen-Soldner October 15, 2020

How do we keep kids connected to the church, and each other, during this season of separation? We..

Rejoicing in Autumn's Beauty

By Ruth Sall October 13, 2020

We are celebrating the beauty of Autumn these days. Even the word, Autumn, is beautiful. It comes..

3 Things Youth Need Right Now

By Tera Michelson October 8, 2020

The writing is on the wall: COVID safeguards are here to stay through the fall, if not longer...

5 Tips for Planning for Advent and Christmas in 2020

By Jessica Davis October 6, 2020

"Now is the earth a dreary place, A troubled place, a weary place. Peace has hidden her lovely face

Embracing the Rhythm of the Church Year for Kids

By Ruth Sall September 29, 2020

I am wrestling with ways to keep the rhythm of the church year as school gets underway. Our..

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