An Advocate Anthology: Advent

An Advocate Anthology: Advent

Advent is coming! Let’s get ready! These four wonder-filled articles featured in the Advocate over the past few weeks are designed to help you prepare for the season of Advent. If you missed out on reading them before now, we invite you to grab a tea or coffee...

Living the Faith at Home

As many of us continue with worship and/or Christian education at home, The Advocate Ministry Team thought these perspectives from Lib Caldwell, long-time APCE leader and friend, provide a timely reminder on the value and importance of nurturing faith at home – it’s...

Noticing Gave us a LIFT

It started with some noticings. We noticed that our Sunday morning church school attendance was getting smaller. We noticed that children were attending less frequently—we’d have a child in class one Sunday and then not see that child again for the next three weeks....
From the archives- Connect Activity and Outcome

From the archives- Connect Activity and Outcome

*This article by Brian McLaren was originally posted on Sept. 1, 2013 in preparation for the 2014 APCE Annual Event. Before I became a pastor, I was an educator. I taught college English—writing, technical writing, and some literature too. If there’s one habit that...
Educational Ministry on the Front Line

Educational Ministry on the Front Line

“Our Soldiers have been deployed for 15 months in Afghanistan.  Now that they’re back, some are having trouble reintegrating into family life. Let’s come up with something we can do to help.” That was the “front line” challenge given to me when I arrived at U.S. Army...