VBS top pick:  Program centers on growing faith and feeding people
VBS top pick: Program centers on growing faith and feeding people

Abundance Orchard Where Faith Grows and Hungry People Are Fed Society of St Andrew 800-333-4597 http://endhunger.org/vbs/ Cost: Free download Robin Denney, the seminarian who reviewed this VBS program couldn’t say

Faith Formation with Mature Adults
Faith Formation with Mature Adults

This is the first 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. All

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

Reading the bible behind bars
Reading the bible behind bars

Two or three Tuesdays a month I visit the re-entry unit at the Washington, DC Jail. I spend an hour or so talking with some of the incarcerated men about

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

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

What is connected learning?
What is connected learning?

Connected learning is, in short, an opportunity for churches to more deeply engage with their communities and invest in local young people. It is also a movement that acknowledges a

Bible Briefs: A powerful Bible resource at your fingertips
Bible Briefs: A powerful Bible resource at your fingertips

Welcome to the Bible Briefs collection, a series of short, highly readable pamphlets introducing the books of Scripture. Each pamphlet presents a concise, stimulating introduction to a biblical book from the

Kadosh: Adult faith formation for today’s village
Kadosh: Adult faith formation for today’s village

Ritual is formative. Technology is a partner. Accessibility is a must. Formation is collaborative. After spending nearly a decade leading Sunday school in parishes and teaching religion classes in day

Learning about learning
Learning about learning

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of posts by students in Kyle and Lisa’s Digital Media for Ministry class at Virginia Theological Seminary. The Lord God has