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Josiah Chung: Passing on Faith to New Generations
Many immigrant churches struggle to retain the next generation, especially because of language barriers and cultural differences. Pastor Josiah Chung is finding solutions that apply across cultures to many kinds of churches.
Conversation | January 24, 2017
Nancy Gordon on Sensing the Sacred
Nancy Gordon adapted the multisensory Young Children in Worship program for people with dementia. Her model deserves to be spread and developed more widely.
Conversation | October 17, 2016
Older Adults and Worship
This topic showcases opportunities for churches to nurture faith formation in, by and with aging adults.
Topic Showcase | October 05, 2016
Faith Formation in Children, Teens and Emerging Adults
Children think differently from adults. Greater understanding of how children think can help parents, pastors and ministry leaders foster healthy faith in each stage of development.
Article | September 21, 2016
Faith Formation from Birth to Age 20
This fast-paced audio session is helpful for parents, teachers, mentors and anyone who cares about the faith formation of the next generation.
Audio | August 24, 2016
A Roundtable on Connecting Sunday’s Worship to Monday’s Work
Six pastors and scholars share ideas to help congregations authentically practice God’s vision of shalom in worship and at work.
Conversation | August 23, 2016
Nancy Foran on a “Wisdom of Our Elders” Service
Residents of senior living facilities often are treated as recipients of worship services presented by visiting groups. Nancy Foran offers an alternative design to receive and honor the wisdom of older adults.
Conversation | August 02, 2016
Aging Together in Grace
Churches can offer a countercultural message about the gifts of older adults and walking with them through the challenges of aging.
Feature Story | August 02, 2016
Cory Willson on Inhabiting the Liturgy
Maybe you feel like a bad Christian when you catch yourself thinking about work or weekday concerns during corporate worship. But doing so can help you worship more deeply and faithfully.
Conversation | March 21, 2016
Faith Formation, Cradle to Grave
Churches have a variety of faith forming activities. It can be difficult to see how they fit together to form the faith of young and older members of the congregation. Worship is one of the few activities that many churches do with all ages.
Audio | March 14, 2016
The Worship Pastor: Thinking Through the Pastoral Dimensions of Worship Leading
Whether we know it or not, as worship leaders, we are pastors. The services we plan and lead have a formative effect on the worshipers with whom we gather weekly. The question is not if people are being formed by our leadership, but how.
Audio | March 14, 2016
Incorporating Faith and Work into the Worship Service
How do we help people connect their faith to their work in our worship services? For many Christians, bringing faith into the workplace falls into two main categories—evangelism and ethics.
Audio | March 03, 2016
Children and Worship
With a new frontier of research on children's spirituality, research as well as experience is showing churches that creating a sacred space for children, where they can encounter the living God, is vital for their faith formation.
Audio | March 02, 2016
Olivia Stewart on Young Children and Worship
It sounds counter-intuitive, especially today. But it turns out that helping children learn to get quiet in their own ways is huge for helping them encounter God.
Conversation | January 21, 2016
Children and Worship: Helping Them to Experience God
This video provides information on the Children & Worship program and why it is so effective in the spiritual development of young children.
Video | January 05, 2016
Aaron Niequist on Practicing the Unforced Rhythms of Grace
The Practice, a Sunday evening service at Willow Creek Community Church, is finding that weekly confession, communion and silence help Christians live faithfully in an interfaith world.
Conversation | November 16, 2015
Jeremy Zeyl on Singing the Heidelberg Catechism
Jeremy Zeyl is an award-winning singer-songwriter and the director of worship at Talbot Street Christian Reformed Church in London, Ontario.
Conversation | July 21, 2014
Psalms Encourage Family Faith Formation
It’s easy to see why parents would want their kids to know Psalm 23, “The Lord is my shepherd,” and Psalm 103, “Praise the Lord, my soul.” But do children also need to hear Psalm 13, “How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever?” or Psalm 22, “I cry out by day, but you do not answer”? Robert J. “Bob” and Laura Keeley say yes.
Feature Story | December 12, 2013
Planning Worship With Teens
Sharon Veltema on how to plan worship with a Youth Ministry Team.
Article | November 20, 2013