Called to Teach

By Alex Joyner
Teaching in the Desert In the early days of the Christian church, as recorded in the Book of Acts, an angel told Philip, one of Jesus' disciples, to go along the desert road… read more

Work/Life Balance

By Nancy Ferguson
Perspectives on Work/Life Balance On an afternoon not long ago, Australian CEO and outspoken advocate for work/life balance Nigel Marsh left work early to pick up his young son… read more

Community-Wide Vacation Bible School

By Sylvia Berry
A community-wide VBS allows smaller churches in a rural area or certain area of town come together in fellowship and fun. The churches can share resources and start an annual… read more


By Jessica LaGrone
I remember the conversations we had when trying to find a name for our first child Drew. We decided to continue a family tradition of giving a kid his dad's first name as his… read more

How Learning Styles Affect Children's Learning

By Cheryl Magrini
A Sunday school teacher begins a new unit on Creation. Some children in the class are regulars and the teacher knows well what type of activity engages and excites each of these… read more

Hands-On Saturdays

By Betsy Hall
Our church was very generous with money for missions. Our budget grew every year with plans for more and more outreach efforts in our community and around the world. So we didn't… read more

Fostering Conversation Between Adults and Youth

By Josh Tinley
Many Christian traditions practice the rite of confirmation, in which Christians—and usually young Christians—confirm the vows that they took or that were taken on… read more

Marriage Prep Programs and Policies

By Richard A. Hunt and Jane P. Ives
On a hot summer day, a young couple knocked on the pastor's door and asked, "How long will it take for you to marry us? We already have our license." A bit surprised, the pastor… read more

The Biblical Call to Love

By Erik Alsgaard
No Greater Love Dorwin Stoddard loved his wife, Mavanell, with all his heart. On Saturday, January 8, 2011, witnesses say that Dorwin proved his love for Mavanell by saving her… read more

Review: Speaking of Dying

By Eric Van Meter
In a Protestant church that has outsourced its role in the dying process to the secular medical world, authors Fred Craddock, Dale Goldsmith, and Joy V. Goldsmith seek to reclaim… read more

Teaching for Commitment

By Transformation Information
As past of the plan for creation, we enter the world as infants. It is God's intention that we grow and mature throughout our lifetime. Our faith development might be compared to… read more

Creative Sermonizing

By Dottie Escobedo-Frank
What I learned over time and through much trial and error is that there are some recognizable patterns of creativity. These elements of creativity are building blocks that can… read more
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