Faith Formation Practices for Mature Adults
Faith Formation Practices for Mature Adults

This is the third 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. Whatever

Worship as formation
Worship as formation

Lately I’ve been suggesting that churches consider using worship as the center of formation for young people. My thinking grew out of a conversation with a former rector, now retired

The blessings of constant contact and micro-content
The blessings of constant contact and micro-content

The sayings of the wise are like goads, and like nails firmly fixed are the collected sayings that are given by one shepherd. Of anything beyond these, my child, beware.

Reimagining church space: The Juice Bar
Reimagining church space: The Juice Bar

Two summers ago, St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Spartanburg, South Carolina, had an idea. What began as a way to connect with a local school district became far more than we imagined.

Young adult mission journal 2: What are you willing to give up?
Young adult mission journal 2: What are you willing to give up?

#86198816 / gettyimages.com See Young adult mission journal 1 for Justin’s previous reflection.  Perhaps the most well-known emerging-style Episcopal community in the United States is Thad’s in Santa Monica, CA. Known for

Young adult mission journal 1: De-churching the gospel
Young adult mission journal 1: De-churching the gospel

  Part II can be found here.  When I was in seminary, a professor once told me that every priest should be able to offer a concise account of the Christian

Church outdoors: An interview with Holy Hikes
Church outdoors: An interview with Holy Hikes

Key Resource’s Chris Hamby recently interviewed Fr. Justin Cannon, the founder of Holy Hikes.  Chris Hamby: Tell us how you first started Holy Hikes, and why. Justin Cannon: For much of

A missionary abroad attends to his own faith formation
A missionary abroad attends to his own faith formation

I am a twenty-first-century missionary. Much like my predecessors, I look to the scriptures for inspiration and comfort. I live far from home, preaching the gospel in word and deed.

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

(Re)constructing curriculum
(Re)constructing curriculum

I recently tagged along on a phone conversation between a seminary instructor and spiritual director and the publisher she had worked with to produce some curriculum for young adults. Over