Advent debates
Advent debates

“The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall

Quantity time leads to quality formation
Quantity time leads to quality formation

When I was a young mother, I discovered that quality time with my children did not occur on schedule. It was only through quantity time that intimate intersections occurred. Often

Let’s play
Let’s play

A child turns over a bucket of packed sand on the beach to add a third turret to an elaborate sand castle. Margaret has been building that castle for hours

Youth confirmation as a catalyst for congregational development
Youth confirmation as a catalyst for congregational development

In late July, I stood up in front of a packed house at the Rethinking Confirmation conference and made some bold claims. When we, church leaders, believe confirmation really matters

VBS Ridealong: My Vacation Bible School conversion story
VBS Ridealong: My Vacation Bible School conversion story

I never thought I’d become one of those VBS cheerleaders. Sure, I’m pro-VBS in principle. I’m for any faith-forming experience that mobilizes a whole church to love and care for and

Easter People #37: Technology Q&A
Easter People #37: Technology Q&A

As we previewed last time, the Easter People answer your technology questions and chat about their favorite apps in advance of the e-Formation Conference at VTS. We also hear about the panelists’

Finding communion: Seminarians grow, harvest wheat to bake daily bread
Finding communion: Seminarians grow, harvest wheat to bake daily bread

The Eucharist offers us many gifts: memorial, thanksgiving, empowerment by the Spirit. There are many ways to approach such an intimate act and find deeper communion with God. A group of seminarians at

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.

Teens, Tweens, and Tech: A survey and lesson plan
Teens, Tweens, and Tech: A survey and lesson plan

I’ve mentioned here before a fantastic Fuller Youth Institute interview with danah boyd, author of It’s Complicated and one of the leading experts on how teens use digital media. Many of you were

Interviews with intergenerational faith formation leaders available
Interviews with intergenerational faith formation leaders available

Back in October, our Matthew Kozlowski represented the CMT at LifelongFaith Associates’s symposium on intergenerational faith formation. One of the goals of the conference was to capture as much wisdom as possible