The quiet rage of Lent

By Carla Barnhill March 8, 2019

I find myself in a season of loss. So many pieces of my life are shifting in ways that, while..

Hosting a book club for your church's adults

By Sparkhouse March 7, 2019

Maybe you just looked at the calendar and realized that Lent will truly be here before you know..

3 ways to encourage students to go deeper on Ash Wednesday

By Bryan Bliss March 6, 2019

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a season when Christians prepare for Easter by..

3 teaching tips to try next Sunday

By Sparkhouse March 5, 2019

Getting kids to show up at Sunday school can be one challenge, but once they are there, keeping..

Decorating your church nursery for Lent and Easter

By Sparkhouse March 4, 2019

For adults, Lent is often a special time of prayer and reflection through added Lenten worship..

Getting ready for Holy Week

By Sparkhouse March 1, 2019

As you are well aware, Lent and Holy Week will be here in the snap of our fingers. This time of..

When it's time to leave your church

By Sparkhouse February 28, 2019

The topic of leaving a church can be taboo. We, I included, tend to run wild with our..

Join in on the fun: Youth Ministry Madness is here!

By Sparkhouse February 27, 2019

Let’s face it: as youth workers, there are some challenges facing you. 

VBS 2019: Using rotation Sunday school for vacation Bible school

By Sparkhouse February 26, 2019

It’s that time of year again… where we’re in the drudges of winter, (and here in Minneapolis,..

Loving like Jesus loved: How did Jesus show compassion?

By Amber Lappin February 25, 2019

To celebrate the month of love, I’m sharing some of my favorite Bible stories that show little..

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