Learning by Letting Go

Learning by Letting Go

By: Cynthia Campbell Kids and parents arrive for a new and exciting Advent Workshop  that’s been promoted and advertised. But what they find is not so exciting—only a couple of tables with craft projects set on them. Along the walls of the room are boxes full of other...
Go Ahead, Try It

Go Ahead, Try It

By: Zeta Lamberson Experimentation is at the heart of creative education. We have good news to share, and there are a multitude of ways to share our story. Good educators know that what works in one context does not necessarily work in another. So we find ourselves...
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...