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Episcopal Youth Event, day 1: Reflections on arrival
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Episcopal Youth Event, day 1: Reflections on arrival

Attending the Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) is a privilege that approximately 1,200 young people and supporting adults experience once every three years. Each diocese in the Episcopal Church—from Taiwan, Hawaii, and Alaska; across the continental U.S. to the Virgin Islands; Haiti, the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe, and seven Episcopal dioceses in Latin America … Continue reading »

Resources from Women of the ELCA
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Resources from Women of the ELCA

A rich trove of resources for women is available through the Women of the ECLA website. “Lutheran women,” it notes, “have a long history of Bible study, discipleship, and desire to deepen their spiritual life and learn about issues.” The mission statement of the women’s organization is as follows: As a community of women created in the image of God, … Continue reading »

New Focus on Aging Ministry
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New Focus on Aging Ministry

This week I’ve been teaching a night course called Aging in America, focusing on ministry with older people in churches and institutions. Despite the high proportion of older people in our churches, programming and interest in their spiritual growth is almost nonexistent. The class includes students from Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS), a consortium student from … Continue reading »

e-Formation gathers church leaders for learning exchange on new media innovation
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e-Formation gathers church leaders for learning exchange on new media innovation

Something is happening in Christian education and formation. Ministry models are changing. Curricula and other resources are adapting. Teachers and learners are discovering the joys and challenges of using new media to enrich their faith journeys. And as it has done since its founding in the 1980s, the Center for the Ministry of Teaching (CMT) is helping … Continue reading »

e-Formation Conference, Day 2: Meredith Gould and Bruce Reyes-Chow keynote
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e-Formation Conference, Day 2: Meredith Gould and Bruce Reyes-Chow keynote

How do you start day two of a conference on the intersection of faith and the digital world? With an Internet outage. Technology gives us ample opportunity to be gracious when glitches arise; we continued with morning worship and Meredith Gould’s general session, tethering the powerpoint presentation to a smartphone! Meredith spoke about shifts in … Continue reading »

e-Formation Conference, Day 1: Sarah Lefton keynotes
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e-Formation Conference, Day 1: Sarah Lefton keynotes

Hello from Alexandria, where educators and communications professionals from around the country have gathered for a conference on “Faith Formation for a Connected, Digital World.”  This is the e-Formation Conference! The highlights from Monday (day 1) included an inspiring morning worship featuring multilingual prayers, readings, and songs. At the plenary session, participants loosened up, as we … Continue reading »

Five ways to participate in e-Formation from a distance
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Five ways to participate in e-Formation from a distance

You’ve probably noticed we haven’t been posting quite as regularly these past few weeks. No, we haven’t switched to our summer schedule early (at least, that wasn’t our plan). We’ve just been getting ready for the 2014 e-Formation Conference! Before pressing “go” on Monday morning, we’d like to let you know about some ways to participate … Continue reading »