Learning from faith formation failure
Learning from faith formation failure

When I think of faith formation, I used to think only of programming: Sunday school, Bible study, forums, discussion groups, books, curriculum, and outlines. I tend to get so caught

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

Book Review: You Lost Me
Book Review: You Lost Me

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

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: 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

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