Faith Formation

Lifelong Formation

Lifting Up the Ministries of Older Adults

November 6, 2014

Today’s guest blogger is Warren Frelund. Warren has been a deacon in The Episcopal Church for 20 years. He is currently semi-retired but remains active in ministry development. He and his wife, Sue, live in Mason City, Iowa, enjoying the company of their grandchildren.   Last Sunday I worshiped with a very small congregation in […]

Don’t Forget to Play

November 6, 2014

I recently was at a meeting with both teens and adults who were planning an event. We had more than enough work to do and could have worked the entire time we were together and still had more to do. We felt the pressure of each day knowing we had to end at a given […]

How Can Episcopal Faith Communities Help Address Issues Faced by Older Adults?

November 6, 2014

Warren Frelund returns as guest blogger today. Warren has been a deacon in The Episcopal Church for 20 years. He is currently semi-retired but remains active in ministry development. He and his wife, Sue, live in Mason City, Iowa, enjoying the company of their grandchildren. Helping Communities Deal with the Challenges of Aging I have been […]

Collaborative Formation Programming: Help! I have to lead a small group

November 6, 2014

Today we welcome guest blogger Jenny Beaumont, who serves as the Director of Adult Spiritual Formation for Christ Episcopal Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. This is the second in a three-part series by Jenny on formation programming based in small groups. Building trust one question at a time How many times have I heard the reluctance in […]

Older Americans Month: Focus on education and training for changing nature of aging

November 6, 2014

We welcome back as guest blogger Warren Frelund, who serves on the Lifelong Formation Advisory Council and has served as a deacon in The Episcopal Church for 20 years.  May is Older Americans Month (OAM), a time set aside by our government to recognize older Americans for their contributions and provide them with information to help them stay healthy and […]

Collaborative Formation Programming: It's about the questions

November 6, 2014

Today we welcome back guest blogger Jenny Beaumont, who serves as the Director of Adult Spiritual Formation for Christ Episcopal Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. This is the final article in a 3-part series by Jenny on formation programming based in small groups. It’s about the Questions, really! Sometimes facilitators feel like they need to have all […]

Principles of Spiritual Direction for Faith Formation and Education

November 6, 2014

Kathy Bozzuti-Jones is a member of the Lifelong Formation Council, a spiritual director, and member of the Faith Formation and Education staff at Trinity Wall Street in New York City. Spiritual direction is an ancient practice of sacred conversation about life, in the light of faith, that takes place between two people (or in a […]

Tending to the Needs

November 6, 2014

A while back, I ran across this article on Edutopia that looks at using Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to address the needs of students in the classroom. Maslow’s theory, presented in 1943, remains a popular framework for sociology and psychology, even though it has its critics and skeptics. Maslow’s theory says that the most basic needs must be met before […]

Summer is a great time of year for Faith Formation

November 6, 2014

Today’s guest blogger is Cindy Spencer, Coordinator for  Children and Family Ministries in the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia. Summertime Faith “Summer, summer, summer. I loved and hated summer. Summers had a logic all their own, and they always brought something out in me. Summer was supposed to be about freedom and youth and no school […]

Creating space for boredom

November 6, 2014

Today’s guest blogger is The Rev. Canon Rebecca Kirkpatrick, Canon for Faith Formation: 35 and Under for the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, and also serves as the Episcopal Chaplain for the University of Washington in Seattle. Summer is Coming… Every year at this time, I re-read “Doing Nothing is Something,” an essay by Anna Quindlen. Written […]

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