Technology in ministry

Technology in ministry

By: Bill Lane I live just north of Silicon Valley, the heart of technological development. Technology changes almost daily but in the church, we change our technology at a very slow pace and often fall way behind. The use of newer technology changes how people connect...
Whether it be at church or in the home

Whether it be at church or in the home

By: Beth Hayes Congregations need to move past the old paradigm that the church is solely responsible for developing faith formation. Instead the church should be a mentor and someone to walk alongside parents as they develop faith formation in their own children....
Reaching out with bagged lunches

Reaching out with bagged lunches

By: Heather Stevenson It all started with a small multi-generational summer Sunday School class and a lesson on “Who is My Neighbor?”at Fries Memorial Moravian Church in Winston-Salem, NC. Our lesson focused on Ephesians 2:14; 4:1–6 and Luke 10:25–37. We had good...
ConnectED: Storytelling as sacrament

ConnectED: Storytelling as sacrament

By: Kara K Root Body of Christ When you join Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church, you must tell a story. Technically, this is called, “being examined by Session.” It sounds like this should involve a cold stethoscope and a gown that opens at the back. But we’re small,...
Educator Certification: Get ConnectED

Educator Certification: Get ConnectED

By: Priscilla Andre-Colton and Debbie Hough The mission of APCE is to connect, enrich, empower and sustain. The APCE organization strives to accomplish this in a variety of ways—through events, this publication, regional gatherings, and the Endowment Fund. APCE is...
Educator of the Year: Debra Hough

Educator of the Year: Debra Hough

By: Joyce MacKichan Walker Debra (Debbie) Hough has been selected by the APCE Governing Cabinet as the 2014 Educator of the Year. This honor follows a 35-year career as a director of Christian education, work that was God’s clear calling, and her deep privilege to...