Partners in God’s New Creation

Partners in God’s New Creation

Bringing Generations Together in Partnership Back in 1989, the One Great Hour of Sharing program adopted the theme: Partners in God’s New Creation. A member of the congregation I served suggested we build on this theme with congregation-wide OGHS activities that...
The 45ers

The 45ers

By: Scott Dobovsky This is not a group of middle aged adults! At Valley Community Presbyterian Church where I am a member, a group called the 45ers meets Wednesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. This is not a group of middle-aged adults, but children in the fourth and fifth...
Leaving the Church

Leaving the Church

By: Beth Terpstra I’m a young adult, and I’ve left the church. I guess I should qualify my statement. I haven’t left the church. I’ve left my church, my denomination; the secure structure of Reformed theology that was very formative throughout...
The Gracious Gift of Retirement

The Gracious Gift of Retirement

By: George Brown Jr. My wife Willa retired at age 63 and now, seven years later, I have retired at age 70. Our experience reflects something of the diversity in expectations for retirement of those engaged in religious vocations. Some years ago at a pre-retirement...
Resources for Forming Faith

Resources for Forming Faith

By: Mary E. Speedy Faith Formation 4.0: Introducing an Ecology of Faith in a Digital Age, Julie Anne Lytle. Morehouse Publishing, 2013. Using an ecological approach to study how emerging technologies affect individual and communal formation, Faith Formation 4.0 looks...
On a Mission

On a Mission

By: Forrest Palmer “The mission of APCE is to connect—enrich—empower—sustain all persons serving in educational ministry in the Reformed family of churches.” As the gavel is passed from one president to another, the mission of APCE is always lifted up to help provide...