From the Archives- Whether at Church or at Home

From the Archives- Whether at Church or at Home

Congregations need to move past the old paradigm that the church is solely responsible for developing faith formation. Instead the church should be a mentor and someone to walk alongside parents as they develop faith formation in their own children. This is what 21st...
From the Archives- Difficult Times of Children

From the Archives- Difficult Times of Children

The Difficult Times of Children: The Church’s Role When Lives Are Troubled by Rebecca Davis The ideal of childhood is characterized by the poet Francis Thompson writing on Shelley: Know you what it is to be a child? It is to be something very different from the...
From the Archives- Children in Worship

From the Archives- Children in Worship

  How Parents Can Help Involve Children in Worship by Dorothy Henderson   Worship is the central unifying act of the whole Christian community.  Parents, as well as other church members, believe that children belong in worship and should be fully involved as...
From the Archives: Cradle Roll Revisited

From the Archives: Cradle Roll Revisited

The Cradle Roll Revisited: Ensure that the newest generation is not forgotten by Carol Wehrheim When I was a child, a cradle roll was displayed on the wall just outside the Beginners Sunday School room in my church. A large paper cradle was at the top. From it, on...
Six Ways Your Church Can Say “Welcome to the Family!” at Baptism

Six Ways Your Church Can Say “Welcome to the Family!” at Baptism

by Karen DeBoer I dreaded the baptism day of each of our four children. I fretted about what I would wear, when to feed the baby, how to feed extended family, and whether or not the baby’s siblings would start to fight while we were standing at the front of the...