One practical lesson of the Pew report is the crucial need for mainliners to focus on passing the faith on to the next generation.
Rich Melheim on how faith is formed
"Parents are the most important faith guides, mentors and
teachers a kid will ever have."
Our feel good, be nice, self-centered gospel
What are today’s youth saying about their faith? How does what they profess compare to our historic creeds? What are they saying about the beliefs of their parents?
Handbook for Christian Parenting
An annotated list of top titles on children's ministry.
The resources for faith formation have grown in recent decades, yet the task remains elusive. After all, everything the church does is
formative—and one can never predict how formation will happen.
Learning from new Christians
The opportunity arose for our church to host a group of homeless people. We anticipated that people might threaten to leave if we went through with it. We weren't prepared, however, for the newly baptiz