A blog post by Diane Shallue
Often in children’s ministry there is a focus on teaching children various Bible stories. What if we reframed children’s ministry as learning how to be part of a faith community, as learning about and then doing various faith practices? Would this change the focus of a Sunday School or week day program?
When children are baptized, they begin a lifelong journey in which they create relationships with God, other people, and a faith community. How does one help …
A blog post by Timothy Siburg
Image Credit: Advent Wreath by Chris Wolff on Flickr
The Centrality of Worship
Worship is central to the church’s practice and understanding of who it is. We worship to praise and give thanks to God. In worship we join together as the body of Christ in song and the Word. We remember God’s promises and receive God’s promise of forgiveness and reconciliation.
It is important to worship in Advent as it is throughout the year. Advent, though, is a particular …