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

Book review: The Spy on Noah’s Ark
Book review: The Spy on Noah’s Ark

The Spy on Noah’s Ark and Other Bible Stories from the Inside Out (Forward Movement, 2013) is a charming book of children’s Bible stories by Episcopal priest Lindsay Hardin Freeman.

Presentation: Faith formation practices of the church
Presentation: Faith formation practices of the church

On Saturday, February 23, our Lisa Kimball and Kyle Oliver gave the keynote workshop at the annual convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Easton. Entitled “Hidden Blessings, Visible Blessings: A

What to do with 4th- and 5th-graders in Sunday School?
What to do with 4th- and 5th-graders in Sunday School?

After several years of experimentation, we have found a model that works well for 4th- and 5th-grade students. Grace Episcopal in Charleston, SC is a large parish with close to

‘Show me’ state of mind
‘Show me’ state of mind

What is Vacation Bible School (VBS)? Fewer and fewer people have any idea. That’s partly because fewer churches are offering VBS. And it’s partly because fewer people are attending church or,

Teaching Songs to Children
Teaching Songs to Children

    Dr. Deborah Sousa, music teacher of the Episcopal School of Knoxville and choirmaster and organist of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Knoxville, shares these tips on teaching children

Music by Heart, Beginning Each Day: Episcopal elementary schools celebrate through daily worship
Music by Heart, Beginning Each Day: Episcopal elementary schools celebrate through daily worship

  Imagine two hundred children, all under the age of twelve, attending chapel at eight o’clock in the morning, actively participating in worship and even paying attention to the homily.

Episcopal Children’s Curriculum art
Episcopal Children’s Curriculum art

Ruth and Naomi (available here) I regularly get calls and emails from faith formation folks looking for Church-related image libraries. Sometimes they want to supplement worship bulletins or slides; other

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