Abundant Grace Dinner Church

Abundant Grace Dinner Church

By: Kristie Webb Finley Abundant Grace Dinner Church in Plainsboro/West Windsor, New Jersey, has a vision: In the abundant grace of God, guided by the example of Christ’s love, inspired by the Holy Spirit, we gather together around the table to worship, feeding...
Claiming Sacred Space at the Bar

Claiming Sacred Space at the Bar

By: Danny Trapp Holding a worship service in a bar or restaurant is not a new concept. Google “church at a bar” and you’ll find examples across the country—in Missouri, Virginia, Georgia, and Texas to name a few. Something is happening in Charlotte, North Carolina, at...
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...