Spiritual Well-Being for Older Adults
Spiritual Well-Being for Older Adults

This post is part of a series inspired by the Seasons of Adult Faith Formation book, symposium, and special issue of Lifelong Faith Journal. You can read about all ages

Quantity time leads to quality formation
Quantity time leads to quality formation

When I was a young mother, I discovered that quality time with my children did not occur on schedule. It was only through quantity time that intimate intersections occurred. Often

Landscape of Adult Faith Formation
Landscape of Adult Faith Formation

Recently I met with the rector of a large congregation to talk about adult faith formation. Every church is unique and has complex issues that both support and get in

Spirituality constantly grows throughout life
Spirituality constantly grows throughout life

“Each stage and phase of life is ordained by God and therefore has a purpose. . .We grow in never-ending spirals of change, as the progression of our lives ebbs

Worship as formation
Worship as formation

Lately I’ve been suggesting that churches consider using worship as the center of formation for young people. My thinking grew out of a conversation with a former rector, now retired

Rites of Passage for Adult Formation
Rites of Passage for Adult Formation

I have been in the habit of reading obituaries for a long time. The practice has given me glimpses into lives well-lived of both the famous and not-so-famous. My recent

Dementia 101 for faith communities
Dementia 101 for faith communities

Recently I was part of a panel discussion with Anne Karoly, Lifetime Theological Education Office director at Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS), about dementia. The panel was for lay and clergy

VBS Fair – Top Pick – Bible Blast to the Past
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

Kicking off the VBS Review Fair 2015
Kicking off the VBS Review Fair 2015

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

Gear up for Vacation Bible School with ChurchNext and the CMT
Gear up for Vacation Bible School with ChurchNext and the CMT

The more I am involved with Vacation Bible School (VBS), the more passionate I’ve become about keeping it strong and viable. For many churches, it is an important tool in reaching