Faith Formation in a Visual Culture

Faith Formation in a Visual Culture

By: Pressley Cox For centuries, the Church has relied on visual images as touchstones and reminders of key Bible stories and important elements of our faith. From stone carvings and stained glass images to flannel-board pieces, wooden figures and colorful banners,...
Tween Camp

Tween Camp

By: Doodle Harris We started Tween Camp six years ago.    It began after a year of successful presbytery events for middle school youth and high school youth. Young people from different churches were beginning to connect. They’d exchanged snap chats and phone...
Tween Camp

Created to Be Me Camp

By: Beth Herrinton-Hodge I can think of few more life-changing experiences for youth than the opportunity to develop a healthy self-esteem and appreciation of one’s person and body as a precious gift from God.   The church is in a particularly opportune position to...
Reflecting on The Well at Burke Presbyterian Church

Reflecting on The Well at Burke Presbyterian Church

By: Arlene Decina   For the past five summers at Burke Presbyterian Church (BPC), we have taken a leap—from the traditional Vacation Bible School (VBS) that had always been a highlight of our children’s programming—into something that has been, for us, new and...
Finding  Space  and  Time  through  Confirmation  Retreats

Finding Space and Time through Confirmation Retreats

By: Jacob Sorenson Too often, people think of confirmation as a class. Those in the Reformed traditions seem to have a particular knack of reducing confirmation ministry to a transfer of knowledge. When lessons come after busy school days, it reinforces this notion....