Noticing Gave us a LIFT

It started with some noticings. We noticed that our Sunday morning church school attendance was getting smaller. We noticed that children were attending less frequently—we’d have a child in class one Sunday and then not see that child again for the next three weeks....
Why House Church?  Summer Series 2019

Why House Church? Summer Series 2019

  Why a House Church? “Whose turn is it this week?” “I can host.” “Okay, we will meet up at 6 p.m. See you then.” Every Friday night, a group of ten adults and eight children and two soon-to-be borns gather. This group, our house church, is like a family. We cook...
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- Whether at Church or at Home

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- Whether at Church or at Home

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...