Partners in God’s New Creation

Partners in God’s New Creation

Bringing Generations Together in Partnership Back in 1989, the One Great Hour of Sharing program adopted the theme: Partners in God’s New Creation. A member of the congregation I served suggested we build on this theme with congregation-wide OGHS activities that...
What We are Reading Now

What We are Reading Now

What are you reading these days? Educators seem to have the most fascinating and diverse books on their nightstands and desks. The Advocate ministry team wanted to share what we are reading these days, in the hopes it might spark some new ideas for you: “Right...
Grace and Gratitude in Galveston

Grace and Gratitude in Galveston

“Worship and Sacraments” Educator Certification course participants at the 2019 Annual Event Grace and Gratitude in Galveston by Erin Dickerson As educators and ministry professionals, we often forget that we not only have a responsibility for the faith...
Music in Worship

Music in Worship

During the 2019 APCE Annual Event in Galveston, Dr. Michael Waschevski taught an educator certification course on Worship and Sacraments.  The group reflected on the role, issues, and opportunities involving music in our worshiping communities.  The following article...
Six Ways Your Church Can Say “Welcome to the Family!” at Baptism

Six Ways Your Church Can Say “Welcome to the Family!” at Baptism

by Karen DeBoer I dreaded the baptism day of each of our four children. I fretted about what I would wear, when to feed the baby, how to feed extended family, and whether or not the baby’s siblings would start to fight while we were standing at the front of the...