First Third Conversations

Thank you, Mrs. Jones: The Power of Words that Welcome

Sandy TroyanSandy Troyan, Luther Seminary student in Children, Youth and Family, weaves a powerful and timely story about the simplicity of connection for the development of faith.

"We really believe in the power of this message of welcome. We see the hope it creates. We see the transformative power it holds."

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Article: "On Beyond Zebra: Beyond Traditional Models for Children’s Ministry" by Amber Espinosa

Amber Espinosa, a recent Luther Seminary M.A. graduate, explores the changing face of children's ministry in her prize-winning article, "On Beyond Zebra: Beyond Traditional Models for Children's Ministry."

In the article, she riffs on Dr. Seuss' classic children's book, On Beyond Zebra!, where the young narrator invents letters beyond the conventional alphabet.

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