Keeping Tweens Engaged in Church

By Ruth Sall August 9, 2022

I love working with middle schoolers. It was a surprise to me, too. Tweens, preteens, late..

Incorporating Storytelling and Expressive Arts in Worship

By Rev. Carla Wilson August 2, 2022

During the summer, the congregation I serve has a tradition of taking the children’s sermon out of..

A Brief Introduction to Sparkhouse Digital

By Sparkhouse July 28, 2022

What is Sparkhouse Digital?

Sparkhouse Digital is an online platform that gives subscribers access..

Using a Rotation-Model Sunday School to Cultivate Volunteer Teachers

By Ruth Sall July 26, 2022

At this stage of the pandemic, people are reengaging as volunteers in their congregations. One area..

Talking about Family with Preschoolers

By Amber Lappin July 21, 2022

For young children, their families are essentially their whole world. Infants and toddlers depend..

Involving Everyone in Music

By Cathy Skogen-Soldner July 19, 2022

Music is all around us. We hear a melody in a bird’s song and the hum of the refrigerator. We..

Institutional Kenosis

By Nicholas Tangen July 14, 2022

Last month, I wrote about how nonprofit culture has impacted the ways that churches practicing..

Out-of-the-Closet Authenticity

By Jonah Davis July 12, 2022

When we consider the complexities for youth who are coming out of the closet, we often think about..

Empowering Youth for Faithful Activism

By Rev. Carla Wilson July 7, 2022

During the month of June, I was invited to open a local Juneteenth celebration with a prayer..

Observing National Holidays with Care

By Jessica Davis June 30, 2022

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by..

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