Some young adult ministry best practices from Commonplace 2014
Some young adult ministry best practices from Commonplace 2014

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending (and serving as videographer for) Commonplace 2014, a regional gathering of young adults in the Episcopal Church. Besides learning a whole lot

Navigating the church website (re)design
Navigating the church website (re)design

This post is the second in a series on best practices for using digital media in ministry. Read the first post (on blogging) here. Among the most frequent questions I

Five church leadership goals blogging can help you with
Five church leadership goals blogging can help you with

It’s technology training season here in the CMT. In classes, in individual coaching, and in regional and national workshops and conferences, our attention is fixed on helping congregational practitioners, seminarians,

e-Formation June 2–4: Help us spread the word!
e-Formation June 2–4: Help us spread the word!

We went live with a press release for e-Formation yesterday. Please share, and feel free to reuse on your blogs and websites! 3/11/2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Kyle Oliver

Truth in advertising: Pitching ‘Lost’ for adult education
Truth in advertising: Pitching ‘Lost’ for adult education

I’d like to think I’m living proof that you can leave behind one career for a life devoted to ministry in the Church while not altogether abandoning that critical resume

Ashes to Go: Offering, and learning, who we are
Ashes to Go: Offering, and learning, who we are

The Ashes to Go movement came last year to the church I serve in Washington, DC. We are a pretty traditional congregation, especially in matters liturgical and theological, so this was

Expanding faith formation reach with hybrid networks
Expanding faith formation reach with hybrid networks

Responding to a problem I serve as the “front line” in our consultation services here in the Center for the Ministry of Teaching. Every day, I answer emails, phone calls,

Video: Social media for churches (aka #chsocm)
Video: Social media for churches (aka #chsocm)

Last week, I had the opportunity to speak with Peter Turner, Technology and Communications Director for the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. We spoke on a Google+ Hangout about getting churches

Collects for communication
Collects for communication

We’ve had a lot of requests to share our collects for the four eras of human communication. We used these prayers at last year’s e-Formation Conference, in a plenary session

A celebration of new leadership
A celebration of new leadership

A frequent question among faith formation colleagues from liturgical traditions goes something like this: Does anyone have a liturgy for _____? Often, the occasion is a transition in leadership of