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Download the Summer 2013 Issue of Lifelong Faith

November 6, 2014

The Summer 2013 issue is on the theme of “A Lifelong Faith Formation Network for the 21st Century (Version 2.0).” This issue is organized into three sections: Part 1 presents the vision and themes of 21st century faith formation. Part 2 presents a guide to designing a faith formation network. Part 3 presents fourteen digital […]

Creativity in Children's Formation

November 6, 2014

If you haven’t ready read it, have a look at the most recent blog post on Forma, Man Chops Off His Arm. As Children’s Formation Ministers, I am confident we have all used our “improv” skills at one time or another and enjoyed the results of the Spirit at work through us. Creativity is such an […]

Introducing Wendy!

November 6, 2014

It’s no secret that we have a wonderful and capable social media director keeping the blogs rolling and the Twitter feed tweeting and the Facebook sites posting for all offices of the Formation and Vocation Ministries Team. Wendy Johnson has been on contract part-time with us for the past six months helping to develop our media […]

Having Fun with Stewardship

November 6, 2014

Today we welcome guest blogger Sabrina Evans, Director of Christian Formation for the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma. She is originally from the Diocese of Alabama where she served as Director of Christian Formation in various congregations for over 26 years. She currently serves as Chair for the CF Committee for Province VII, and is author of Wild […]

Lifelong Faith Journal is Now Free

November 6, 2014

Lifelong Faith Associates is now providing all issues of the Lifelong Faith Journal as a free service – new issues and back issues. The Journal will remain quarterly with the same great content it has curated over the past six years. Each issue will continue to focus on a particular aspect of lifelong faith formation […]

If You Are Engaged in Ministry with Children, You Are A Teacher

November 6, 2014

This recent post, All Children Deserve Teachers Who Care About Them, by Marian Wright Edelman struck a chord with me. In my opinion, teachers are not only found in traditional classrooms. They are found in Rec Centers, after-school programs and in our faith communities. If you are engaged in ministry with children, you are a […]

Resources from Candle Press

November 6, 2014

As you kick-off the program year, Candle Press publishes some fun take-home resources. They include: Me Too! invites the child (aged 4 to 7) who has been receiving Eucharist since infancy — or is now being prepared to receive — to notice what is going on at Holy Communion and see how the child also […]

Civil Rights Sunday, Sept. 15: Dignified Social Action, Forgiveness, and Working for Justice

November 6, 2014

Today I am pleased to welcome Ryan K. Smith as guest blogger. Ryan is a freelance writer, primarily for the Chester/Community Spirit Newspaper in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. He is a lifelong Episcopalian and member of St. George St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Philadelphia. More of his work can be found at ———————————- Reflecting on the Impact of […]

Resources from Church Publishing

November 6, 2014

Church Publishing’s latest newsletter, Living IN-formation, included the following useful tools and information: Resource of the Month: Creative Ideas for Children’s Worship: Year C by Sarah Lenton now completes the set of three books that correspond to all years of the Revised Common Lectionary. This series offers a session for every Sunday (plus Feast Days) for […]

It's About the Children: Civil Rights Sunday, September 15

November 6, 2014

Just over 50 years ago thousands of Birmingham students – some as young as 6 years old – left their classrooms to participate in a peaceful march on City Hall where they were hoping to meet with the mayor to discuss the end of segregation in their city. In response to this nonviolent protest, angry […]

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David Stickley

Formation Associate