Faith practices: What’s the difference between meditation and prayer?

By Sparkhouse August 23, 2018

As Christians, we understand the value of prayer. It plays a central role as one of our core..

What you need on your church nursery checklist

By Sparkhouse August 13, 2018

This is the second blog post in a series about the ministry of the Church Nursery as one of the..

How can you build strong small group relationships?

By Kelly Bakalich August 9, 2018

Each small group is going to look very different to the next. When we ask ourselves, “what works..

When the kids you served are now youth qualified for church leadership

By Sparkhouse August 3, 2018

Before you realize it, kids you raised up in children’s programs become youth qualified for..

Grief response: Preparing for post-tragedy ministry support

By Sparkhouse July 26, 2018

This is the third and final blog post in a series offering support to ministry leaders as they..

Faith formation ministers: Tips to get budget approval

By Kathryn Watson July 20, 2018

In the christian education wing, we are thrifty. We can make crafts or play a game with a stack..

Grief support: Creating networks in your church community

By Sparkhouse July 12, 2018

This is the second blog post in a series offering support to ministry leaders as they support..

Day off? Self-care sabbath for ministry leaders

By Sparkhouse June 28, 2018

Kids’ Days Off = Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, school breaks, and summers

Understanding grief: How to help

By Sparkhouse June 21, 2018

This is the first blog post in a series offering support to ministry leaders as they support..

Father's Day dialogues: A perspective on fatherhood storytelling

By David Schoenknecht June 19, 2018

I have had many joys over my fatherhood and now, grandfatherhood. For all these manifold graces,..

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