Book Review: Souls in Transition
Book Review: Souls in Transition

Title:  Souls in Transition: The Religious & Spiritual Lives of Emerging Adults Author: Christian Smith with Patricia Snell Year: 2009 Thesis: The main determining factor of how religiously-inclined a young adult is/will be

Podcast review: Pray-as-you-go
Podcast review: Pray-as-you-go

Title: Pray-as-you-go Tagline: ”Daily prayer for your MP3 player” Creators: Jesuit Media Initiatives Genre: Prayer, Bible Study Frequency: Daily Availability: iTunes, RSS, direct download Study guides: None (no need) ** What are they up to? Prayer, without ceasing.

Book review: The Millennials
Book review: The Millennials

Title: The Millennials: Connecting to America’s Largest Generation Author: Thom S. Rainer & Jess W. Rainer Year: 2011 *** Thesis: This generation is highly relational, and wants to make a difference in the

Book review: Faith Formation 4.0
Book review: Faith Formation 4.0

Faith Formation 4.0 (Morehouse, 2013) is essential reading for contemporary church leadership. Much like a “build your own adventure,” the content is organized to encourage readers concerned about evangelization and/or faith

Book Review — Lost and Found: The Younger Unchurched and the Churches that Reach Them
Book Review — Lost and Found: The Younger Unchurched and the Churches that Reach Them

Title: Lost and Found: The Younger Unchurched and the Churches that Reach Them Author: Ed Stetzer, Richie Stanley, and Jason Hayes Year: 2009 Summary The church will attract more young

Confirm Not Conform
Confirm Not Conform

Need a “go-to” toolkit for adult Christian formation? Forward Movement’s Confirm Not Conform is now available as an adult program. This program provides a solid and comprehensive set of lesson

Book review: Speaking Faithfully
Book review: Speaking Faithfully

We talk to a lot of faith formation volunteers and professionals in our work in the Center for the Ministry of Teaching. One pattern we’ve noticed over the past six months

Book review: You Lost Me. Why Young Christians are Leaving Church and Rethinking Faith
Book review: You Lost Me. Why Young Christians are Leaving Church and Rethinking Faith

Title: You Lost Me. Why Young Christians are Leaving Church and Rethinking Faith Author: David Kinnaman (from the Barna Group) Year: 2011 Summary The church emphasizes creating a large number

Program review: Open Doors
Program review: Open Doors

An excellent and extensive toolkit for newcomer ministries is now available from LeaderResources, an online publisher of Christian formation resources. Written by veteran formation leader Linda Grenz, this resource is

2013 Vacation Bible School reviews are here
2013 Vacation Bible School reviews are here

Every year, we select a team of curators to review the new Vacation Bible School curricula released by our favorite publishers. The 2013 reviews are now available for download. Click here for