Discovering Our Spirituality through Memory Boxes
Discovering Our Spirituality through Memory Boxes

I often allude to memory boxes when talking or thinking about spirituality and aging. They were prominent in my presentation at the Abundant Living Conference at Camp Allen in the

Actually, they DO get something out of it
Actually, they DO get something out of it

More than a year ago, I wrote a blog post about Libby Lane’s consecration as the first woman bishop in England. I realized how important this was to me, because

A reflection on the Missional Voices conference
A reflection on the Missional Voices conference

This past weekend, the inaugural Missional Voices Conference gathering took place on the campus of Virginia Theological Seminary. A group of us seminarians spent that past nine months asking the

Midlife Adults: Engaging the midlife crisis
Midlife Adults: Engaging the midlife crisis

This post by Jim Merhaut 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 whole issue here. The midlife crisis

Faith Formation Themes for Mature Adults
Faith Formation Themes for Mature Adults

This is the second of four posts about ministry for mature adults inspired by the Seasons of Adult Faith Formation book, symposium, and special issue of Lifelong Faith Journal. Gary

Discover Jesus with the Surprise! VBS
Discover Jesus with the Surprise! VBS

Surprise! Stories of Discovering Jesus MennoMedia mennomedia.org Cost: $164.99 Surprise! Is a straight-forward, well-designed VBS program with age-appropriate, Bible-based activities. The activities and program elements are clearly explained, adaptable, and

Catching God’s Love with Surf Shack VBS
Catching God’s Love with Surf Shack VBS

Surf Shack: Catch the Wave of God’s Amazing Love Cokesbury http://2016.cokesburyvbs.com Cost: $159.99 Surf Shack:Catch the Wave of God’s Amazing Love is a VBS program that combines a colorful surf/beach

Tour the World with a Global Ministries VBS
Tour the World with a Global Ministries VBS

  Kids to Kids Journey to Congo VBS available here Journey to Colombia VBS available here Journey to India VBS available here Global Ministries (United Church of Christ and the

Vacation Bible School Program Celebrates Joy in Jesus
Vacation Bible School Program Celebrates Joy in Jesus

Joy in Jesus Everywhere! All the Time! Abingdon Press http://2016.abingdonpressvbs.com/ Starter Kit Cost: $79.99 Joy in Jesus uses African American culture and history as a lens to examine biblical truths

Best of VBS – Center for the ministry of teaching
Best of VBS – Center for the ministry of teaching

It’s that time of year! Every spring the Center for the Ministry of Teaching (CMT) publishes reviews of new Vacation Bible School programs. Reviews include new programs developed for 2016 as