One practical lesson of the Pew report is the crucial need for mainliners to focus on passing the faith on to the next generation.
"Parents are the most important faith guides, mentors and teachers a kid will ever have."
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?
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.
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 baptized Kathryn.