Shifting from Goal-Setting to Systems Work

By Nicholas Tangen October 28, 2021

When I first started working as a community engagement coordinator in a congregation, I brought..

The Importance of Faith Rituals for Teens

By Tera Michelson October 26, 2021

Anyone who has ever spent time with a toddler knows the importance of routines. The whole family..

Bring It All: Welcoming Emotions in Church

By Rebecca Ninke October 21, 2021

There’s something I’ve noticed over the years looking out from the pulpit to the people in the..

The Final Countdown: Making the Most of Preschoolers' Pick-up Time

By Amber Lappin October 19, 2021

In children’s church, one of the most chaotic parts of the day is pickup time. This can be ..

Appropriately Vetting Volunteers Who Work with Children and Youth

By Jessica Davis October 14, 2021

Content note: contains non-specific mentions of child abuse.

As we engage in our ministries with..

Two Christmas Programs Available on Sparkhouse Digital

By Sparkhouse October 12, 2021

A long-standing tradition in many congregations, the annual Christmas program showcases the talents..

Using the Arts in Your Christmas Program

By Cathy Skogen-Soldner October 7, 2021

Have your Christmas programs become a predictable format of readings, dialogues, and songs? This..

Helping Children Remember Loved Ones on All Saints Day

By Ruth Sall October 6, 2021

On All Saints Sunday we remember and pray for all members of the church who have died. The church..

Celebrating National Coming Out Day and Trans Day of Remembrance

By Rev. Carla Wilson October 5, 2021

Fall is a busy season of celebrations that we might not buy gifts for the way we do with "big..

Sparkhouse Faces Delays in Inventory and Shipping

By Sparkhouse October 4, 2021

Sparkhouse, along with many other retailers worldwide, is currently experiencing delays in both..

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