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VBS Fair – Top Pick – Message Received
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VBS Fair – Top Pick – Message Received

Editor’s note: This post is part of our VBS Review Fair here on Key Resources, where we’ll be featuring reviews of our top picks from this year’s curricula. You can download the full review packet here. Message Received Hearing God’s Call MennoMedia faithandliferesources.org/Curriculum/vbs/ $159.99 Age Levels: Preschool, Elementary Includes Music CD Registration and volunteer forms Alternate schedule Strengths: Extremely well … Continue reading »

VBS Fair – Top Pick – G Force Adventure Park
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VBS Fair – Top Pick – G Force Adventure Park

Editor’s note: This post is part of our VBS Review Fair here on Key Resources, where we’ll be featuring reviews of our top picks from this year’s curricula. You can download the full review packet here. G Force Adventure Park “God’s Love in Action” Cokesbury 2015.cokesburyvbs.com $ 159.99 Age Levels: Preschool, Elementary (primary emphasis), Teen, Adult (separate purchase) Includes Clip … Continue reading »

VBS Fair – Top Pick – Bible Blast to the Past
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VBS Fair – Top Pick – Bible Blast to the Past

Editor’s note: This post is part of our VBS Review Fair here on Key Resources, where we’ll be featuring reviews of our top picks from this year’s curricula. You can download the full review packet here. Bible Blast to the Past “Discover God’s Everlasting Love” Standard Publishing www.vacationbibleschool.com $179.00 Bible Blast to the Past is designed to bring children closer … Continue reading »

App review: electronic Common Prayer (Android)
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App review: electronic Common Prayer (Android)

Google Play Store rating: 4.6 / 5 My rating: 4 / 5 Price: $10 [in app purchases for Enriching Our Worship]  Android users, the wait is finally over. As of December, we can enjoy what iOS users have had access to for a couple years: the official Book of Common Prayer app, aka electronic Common Prayer. Simply having … Continue reading »

Interviews with intergenerational faith formation leaders available
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Interviews with intergenerational faith formation leaders available

Back in October, our Matthew Kozlowski represented the CMT at LifelongFaith Associates’s symposium on intergenerational faith formation. One of the goals of the conference was to capture as much wisdom as possible from the leaders at the event, which led to the creation of the Intergenerational Faith Formation website. You know we’re big fans of audio here in … Continue reading »

Easter People #32: Quick Forma reflections and junk TV
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Easter People #32: Quick Forma reflections and junk TV

http://media.blubrry.com/easterppl/p/keyhallonline.org/podcasts/episode32.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download It’s not Lent yet, but we have a confession to make: We planned to record a live episode of Easter People at the 2015 Forma Conference and, well, we forgot. It was a busy couple of days, as you’ll hear. Our parting gift for you is our … Continue reading »

The most remarkable thing Brené Brown said at Forma 2015
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The most remarkable thing Brené Brown said at Forma 2015

If you’re a regular reader of this blog and didn’t hear a ton last week about Forma 2015, the annual conference of the Episcopal Church’s grassroots organization of faith formation ministers, then I can only assume we travel in very different online circles. It is quite the coincidence (a happy one, to be sure) that those circles intersect … Continue reading »

9 memorable sights and sounds from Forma 2015 (so far)
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9 memorable sights and sounds from Forma 2015 (so far)

I knew everything was bigger in Texas, and I knew not to mess with it. But I didn’t know that 36 hours here for the Forma 2015 pre-conference (with Episcopal Camps and Conference Centers) and opening evening could be packed with quite so many notable experiences. In no particular order, here are some of the sights … Continue reading »

Easter People #31: Let’s talk sports (really)
Easter People Podcast

Easter People #31: Let’s talk sports (really)

http://media.blubrry.com/easterppl/p/keyhallonline.org/podcasts/episode31.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download In honor, we guess, of Superbowl XLIX, the Easter People talk sports: the joy of victory, the agony of defeat, and everything in between. Thanks so much to Karen Schlabach, Sean Maloney, Dan Stroud, Lindy Bunch, and Ginny Wilder for sharing their best and worst sports memories! If you … Continue reading »

Show, don’t tell: A new video introducing the CMT
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Show, don’t tell: A new video introducing the CMT

We try to keep the shameless self-promotion to reasonable levels here on Key Resources, but today we have a post about our center that we hope will be particularly useful both for us and for you. “The Center for the Ministry of Teaching” is a long and somewhat cryptic name for a group of faith formation coaches … Continue reading »

Reclaiming the words of MLK at Christ Church Cathedral
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Reclaiming the words of MLK at Christ Church Cathedral

To say the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is an iconic American figure borders on understatement. He is perhaps the most famous American political reformer of the twentieth century, if not the most quoted. Yet the complexity, and genius, of the man and his legacy is often overlooked. It’s striking that 32 percent of the public held … Continue reading »

Spiritual arts camp nurtures children’s faith
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Spiritual arts camp nurtures children’s faith

Every summer, children, from ages 8 to 12, in Manhasset, Long Island, open their hearts and minds to God’s love and beauty through fun and by engaging artistic exploration. Christ Episcopal Church, in partnership with its neighbor, The Community Reformed Church, provides this spiritual arts camp to underserved communities on Long Island each summer free of charge. The five-day program blends Bible … Continue reading »