Young Adults: Understanding the lens of authenticity
Young Adults: Understanding the lens of authenticity

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

Older Adult Ministry for the Body
Older Adult Ministry for the Body

This second post about ministry for adults 75 and older is part of a series inspired by the Seasons of Adult Faith Formation book, symposium, and special issue of Lifelong

Young Adults: Engaging the critical mass problem
Young Adults: Engaging the critical mass problem

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

Advent debates
Advent debates

“The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall

Blue Christmas: Responding to loss
Blue Christmas: Responding to loss

I began writing this commentary thinking of those who have experienced a significant loss in their lives: a loved one who is no longer present, an awaited birth that did

Q&A on Acolytes:  A conversation with a verger
Q&A on Acolytes: A conversation with a verger

  St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Alexandria, Virginia has a thriving acolyte program. I recently sat down with Heidi Schneble, the verger who helps coordinate the entire process.   What

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

Amplified formation: Differentiated education
Amplified formation: Differentiated education

VTS is proud of saying it has published the largest book ever written by an Episcopal bishop. Indeed, Church: A Generous Community Amplified for the Future is hefty. But in

Our Picks: Baptism resources
Our Picks: Baptism resources

Looking for good resources for Baptismal preparations?  Check out this list we’ve put together as “our picks” for Baptismal resources.  Rather it be educators that need resources on parenting and

Youth confirmation as a catalyst for congregational development
Youth confirmation as a catalyst for congregational development

In late July, I stood up in front of a packed house at the Rethinking Confirmation conference and made some bold claims. When we, church leaders, believe confirmation really matters