Prayer Stations for Kids during Lent

By Ruth Sall February 15, 2022

During Lent we place a priority on prayer and finding time to connect to God. I have loved the ways..

Asset Mapping in Your Neighborhood

By Nicholas Tangen February 10, 2022

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, faith communities have been confronted by an age-old question: “Would..

Comfort, Connections, and Continuity

By Cathy Skogen-Soldner February 3, 2022

I have never been a morning person. So why, as a child, was I willing to get up and go to a Sunday..

Differences between Youth Trauma and Adult Trauma

By Rev. Carla Wilson February 1, 2022

It’s a match made in, well, not heaven. A new semester, a new pandemic strain outbreak that..

Dive Deep in Discipleship

By Tera Michelson January 27, 2022

It was a rite of passage in my childhood community to enter the deep end of the local swimming..

Oral History as a Congregational Practice

By Nicholas Tangen January 25, 2022

Oral history is the practice of recording and transcribing stories told by the people who have..

Children's Ministry as an Entry Point into Church Volunteering

By Ruth Sall January 20, 2022

I knew when I first started my job in children’s ministry that it would be filled with rewarding..

Why Free Play in Early Childhood Classrooms?

By Amber Lappin January 18, 2022

Making every moment count is a great value when it comes to children’s ministry. It’s true that..

Honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King's Legacy

By Rev. Carla Wilson January 13, 2022

As the holiday commemorating the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. approaches, many congregations and..

Paying Attention to What Gets Our Attention

By Cathy Skogen-Soldner January 11, 2022

We pay attention when someone enters the room with balloons and the candles are lit on a birthday..


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