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....
Mission Camp @ VBS

Mission Camp @ VBS

By: Kathryn McGregor Each summer, our church hosts a large, well-established Vacation Bible School (VBS). The VBS leaders began to notice, however, that participation by fourth- and fifth-graders was decreasing. These children said they felt that they had outgrown...
Finding God at Camp

Finding God at Camp

By: What is it about getting away from our normal routines and into a camp setting that makes it easier to hear the voice of God? The Advocate will explore that question and others like it over the next few weeks as we share stories of faith formation in camp...
Takin’ It on the Road

Takin’ It on the Road

By: Theresa McDonald-Lee Summer camps have long been a part of the traditional matrix of Christian education for the children in Presbyterian churches.  Children would attend Sunday school through the year and head off to a week of camp in the summer, often paid for...