Faith communities can play a crucial role to counter efforts that limit what is taught about our nation’s past and present, including the banning of books and censoring of curriculum content. Most churches already have the mechanisms in place to offer formation. Here are resources to make those offerings practically, thoughtfully and intentionally anti-racist.
An indoor play experience expands options for a community with a high rate of childhood poverty.
Karen-Marie Yust and Erin Reibel: Helping create a space of spiritual nurture for children and their families
Research, social science and of-the-moment culture are adapted and translated in a project to support children’s spirituality.
There are steps we can take to help offset a purpose gap rooted in historical and contemporary oppressions, writes the senior director of learning design with the Forum for Theological Exploration.
Christian professionals and families partner to experiment with innovative approaches to youth formation in a socially distant environment.
In Winston-Salem, North Carolina, a church enthrones a young chorister as “bishop” every December in a medieval practice that illustrates the upside-down spirit of Advent.
Creating a safe space for vulnerable members of our congregations doesn’t end with a yearly training. Awareness and vigilance should be an embedded habit, writes a pastor.
Giving kids a place in the front of the sanctuary allows them to worship in a way that comes naturally to them: through play.
A pastor charged with teaching a third-grade VBS class realized she was learning not only from the children but with them, by openheartedly engaging in the activities meant for kids.