If They Ask, They Will Come

If They Ask, They Will Come

By: Carol Wehrheim After teaching the sixth-grade church school class for a number of years, I retired. A few months later, the phone rang. “Carol, I think I have a project that will interest you,” began the director for children’s and family...
Puzzle Centers

Puzzle Centers

By: Priscilla Andre-Colton Last summer I was working on organizing the curriculum and support materials for our two youngest Sunday school classes. The curriculum recommended setting up a puzzle center. So I started looking for puzzles that coordinated with the topics...
Looking Ahead . . . Lent

Looking Ahead . . . Lent

By: Sandy Safford Looking for some new ideas for the coming church season? This edition of Looking Ahead to includes ideas you can use or adapt to create a program for Holy Week.  WALKING WITH JESUS “Walking with Jesus” is a  stations-of-the-cross program designed for...
Resources for Renewal and Change

Resources for Renewal and Change

By: Mary E. Speedy The authors in this issue will challenge you to think outside of the box, to try new things, to open yourself up to the Spirit moving in amazing ways. The resources below have a similar flavor and will help you explore new and exciting ideas for...
Improvise

Improvise

By: Many years ago I worked for an interfaith organization in some of the toughest neighborhoods in Houston, Texas.  Our goal was to help congregations connect with their communities. One of the congregations we partnered with overlooked a building that had been...
Finding Space for New Ministries

Finding Space for New Ministries

By: When I began working as a youth director in the church 14 years ago, I had a list of things I thought all youth should know about God. I found curriculum and experiences that helped me check off this rigid list, congratulating myself on graduated seniors that...