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.

Easter People #16: Formative camping and formative television
Easter People #16: Formative camping and formative television

This week’s episode stars Randall Curtis, river guide and interplanetary explorer. Also Lisa teaching young people to fish (literally). Join the Easter People as we talk about camping ministry, the

Book review – Embedded Faith: The Faith Journeys of Young Adults within Church Communities
Book review – Embedded Faith: The Faith Journeys of Young Adults within Church Communities

In Embedded Faith, author Carlton Johnstone looks into the lives of young adults who are actively engaged with specific worshiping communities. Johnstone’s aim is to uncover the reasons why young

Our Picks: Faith Podcasts
Our Picks: Faith Podcasts

The effort to launch our own faith podcast has pulled our attention somewhat from the wider faith podosphere. But the Key Resources team is working to remedy that shortfall, and

Book review – Yearning: Authentic Transformation, Young Adults, and the Church
Book review – Yearning: Authentic Transformation, Young Adults, and the Church

In Yearning, his book on young adults in the church, Robert Hendrickson does not give a list of strategies churches should employ or assets they should acquire to draw in

Forma, Day 2: Partners in adventure
Forma, Day 2: Partners in adventure

The theme still resonating from my trip through the Choose Your Own Adventure of Forma, Day 2, is partnership. That’s an increasingly popular word in Episcopal Church circles, but it

Getting excited about The Big Class from ChurchNext
Getting excited about The Big Class from ChurchNext

We’ve been hopeful about the promise of ChurchNext since founder Chris Yaw first contacted us last spring. For those of you who haven’t already encountered it, ChurchNext is a platform

Build your own Epiphany activities
Build your own Epiphany activities

In liturgical traditions like the Episcopal Church, faith formation activities tied to seasons are becoming more and more important. Commitment to a year-long program seems daunting; a 4–6 week commitment

Lessons from a successful young adult ministry gathering
Lessons from a successful young adult ministry gathering

I recently attended the Commonplace young adult ministry gathering in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. Participants gathered from across the judicatory for a night of storytelling, fellowship, and prayer. I came

Why the Church needs a high camp-olgy
Why the Church needs a high camp-olgy

In the bubble of seminary you quickly discover that everyone wants to know where you stand on the high-low spectrum for dozens of –ologies (Christology, soteriology, ecclesiology, etc.). I often