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...
This Journey of Faith

This Journey of Faith

By: Susan Wisseman Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God. And not only that, but we...
Making Lifelong Faith Formation a Reality

Making Lifelong Faith Formation a Reality

By: John Roberto Every Christian congregation wants faith formation that helps people grow in their relationship with God throughout their lives; live as disciples of Jesus Christ at home, at work, and in the world; develop an understanding of the Bible and the...
Finishing Well

Finishing Well

By: Toni Schaefer People who are experiencing the advent of their own mortality, or that of a loved one, go through a profound experience, a solitary, yet communal one. It is the communal aspect we can affect — all the while realising that this is someone else’s...
The Present of the Church

The Present of the Church

By: Charles B. Hardwick “We need more children in the pews. After all, children and youth are the future of the church.” If church staffs had a dime for every time they heard a sentiment like this, the Christian education budgets would grow in churches around North...
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...