My kids want to go to a youth group at another church with their friends. We don’t have time to be involved at this church and wonder if it is appropriate to hand our kids to another group.
Who’s responsible for my faith growth?
Leaders in many Christian churches are embracing Enneagram personality typing. I would be very glad to have solidly Reformed feedback on this practice.
Our Reformed tradition emphasizes a lot of head knowledge when it comes to growing in our faith.
Our church is filled with retired people. We don’t have many children. How can we minister to the children if there are so few of them?
A family who has a son with special needs has recently begun attending our church. How do we help make this transition into our church programs good for this family?
Doesn’t God grant us faith by grace? Why do we need to “form” faith?
I’ve reached the third third of my life. What does faith formation look like after a life of going to church and being serious about my faith?
My church expects parents to help in children’s worship once a month. Is that necessary? What do we gain and what do we lose?
My small group is boring because people sit there but don’t participate. How do I get the members to engage?
Faith formation is more than just acquiring knowledge. It is about transformation.
Lent and advent celebrations were totally absent in the first 30 years of my 75-year CRC experience. Now they abound. Why now and not then?
In terms children can understand, how do you explain what it means to bless someone in the name of God?
My church no longer reads the Ten Commandments in worship. Isn’t hearing the Commandments an important part of our faith formation?
Reasons for busyness vary from family to family, but one reason is we don’t want to miss out on anything.
Faith questions are and should be asked as teens start to make faith their own.
It takes a delicate balance to identify what helps children to worship and what disrupts worship.
Our church has a lot of programs for children and teens but nothing for those of us who are retirement age. I feel as if I don’t count. Shouldn’t the church have things for us too?
My daughter and her husband attend a church that offers only Sunday school and not children’s worship. Our congregation has had both for years. What are my grandchildren missing?
Our church leadership is talking about faith milestones. What are they, and why should we be interested?
It is a mistake to assume that just because a lesson is for young children it can be theologically neutral.
Teaching children with different degrees of Bible knowledge is a challenge for teachers in church education and in day schools.
Children this age are exciting but also challenging and tiring.
In their efforts to create meaningful worship services, worship planners sometimes overlook the needs of children.