Time Out!

Time Out!

Sometimes in hockey, baseball, or another sport, the coach looks at what’s happening on the field (often when things aren’t going the way they intended) and realizes that things need to change, so they call “TIME OUT!” With these words, the team heads to the bench for...
Summer Series- Christian Education in Context

Summer Series- Christian Education in Context

There are almost as many contexts for ministry as there are congregations.  This series will explore just a few of those places where a particular context is driving innovative approaches to educational ministry.  Readers will be challenged to examine their own...
Easter Greetings from the Advocate!

Easter Greetings from the Advocate!

By Ann Weems               I think on Easter morning we should throw confetti in church! No? What about a little fanfare? A deafening drum roll? A three-minute standing ovation? What?  Have we had the drums beaten out of us That we in the celebrative community can’t...
What We are Reading Now

What We are Reading Now

What are you reading these days? Educators seem to have the most fascinating and diverse books on their nightstands and desks. The Advocate ministry team wanted to share what we are reading these days, in the hopes it might spark some new ideas for you: “Right...
Greetings from the Advocate Ministry Team!

Greetings from the Advocate Ministry Team!

By: The Advocate Team Most of us were able to gather in Louisville at the 2018 APCE Annual Event. With hundreds of other educators from across the wider church, we worshiped and workshopped, heard challenging and inspiring reflections on hospitality, and connected...