Faith Formation

Lifelong Formation

Congregations can be an important parenting resource

November 6, 2016

Parenting is a difficult endeavor. All too often we have more questions than answers and we feel isolated in trying to decide how best to guide our children into adulthood. The National Center for Biblical Parenting just distributed an email this week with lists of books and resources for parenting, including live seminars. Reading all […]

How do our children dream?

November 6, 2014

By now you’ve heard the story about Malala Yousafzai, the teenaged girl who was shot down by the Taliban for speaking up for her rights. If not, read the article from the New York Times, Taliban Gun Down Girl Who Spoke Up For Rights. Malala’s story has brought so many questions to my mind. How […]

New Episcopal Church resources focus on older adults, faith formation

November 6, 2014

Two new Lifelong Christian Formation resources focusing on older adults and faith formation in the Black context are now available for congregational use, in adult forums, study groups, educational seminars, and discussion gatherings. “Aging is Changing” and  “Stories of Transformation: Worship, Witness & Work in the Black Community” are available at no cost on the […]

Do adults dare to dream in courageous ways?

November 6, 2014

By now you’ve heard the story about Malala Yousafzai, the teenaged girl who was shot down by the Taliban for speaking up for her rights. If not, read the article from the New York Times, Taliban Gun Down Girl Who Spoke Up For Rights. Malala’s story has brought so many questions to my mind. Do we […]

Training opportunity: 21st Century Faith Formation

November 6, 2014

The Vision and Practice of 21st Century Faith Formation is a three-day interactive educational program for clergy, faith formation leaders, and staff in all Christian congregations. At these events you will: Understand the new context of faith formation and the diverse religious and spiritual needs of all generations Understand the emerging vision of 21st century learning and […]

Resources for Ministry After a Disaster

November 6, 2014

My colleague, Bronwyn Skov, posted on her blog today a collection of resources useful as we respond to the recent storms along the East Coast and in the Caribbean. I thought they would be useful to my audience, as well, so here is Bronwyn’s post: The US East Coast has again been https://www.episcopalrelief.org/ and the Caribbean continues […]

Episcopal Church offers Advent sermons for children

November 6, 2014

To engage children in a more active role during worship this Advent, the Episcopal Church is offering a four-week series of lectionary-based children’s sermons. Offered at no fee, the children’s sermons provide clergy and lay leaders with step-by-step instructions on how to help the children lead the adults in worship. “The sermons were designed for […]

Supporting the Children of an Incarcerated Parent

November 6, 2014

We tend not to think much about the incarcerated. Similarly, how often do we think about the wellbeing of the children of an incarcerated parent? I recently read that nationally, 7.3 million children have at least one parent in jail or prison. I encourage you to read this recent article: Bid to lower families’ prison call […]

More Advent Resources

November 6, 2014

As we draw even closer to Advent, here are more resources you might find useful in your ministry. These are especially directed toward families as they observe Advent in the home. From Candle Press: Messages Advent Calendar offers full-color stickers the child can lick and stick on a calendar that takes the child through Advent. […]

What Can You Do to Stop Human Trafficking?

November 6, 2014

This article caught my attention recently: Iowa mom warns of sex trafficking. The situation of this child – and others like her – is heartbreaking. And the mother’s patience and unconditional love is remarkable. Yet, it is only the beginning of what needs to be done to counteract the damages of this insidious world of trafficking. […]

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David Stickley

Formation Associate