Families are at the center of Faith Formation. We recognize that parents and the family are the most powerful influence for virtually every child and youth outcome - personal, academic, social, and spiritual-religious lives of children, youth, and emerging adults. -John Roberto
Visit some sacred places as you travel with your family this summer! Explore a historic church or site and see what treasures they hold. You may find some lush gardens, beautiful sculptures, or holy places in outdoor spaces. Click the photo to read more...
Summertime Brings New Opportunities for Connection - Anyone else out there ever get into a conversation with your child, feeling disappointed having hoped you’d have a deeper exchange but simply received one-syllable responses? C’mon, you’re killing me, Smalls! Over the summer, parents often have the joy of more interaction with their kids when school and homework have faded into mere memory. Long road trips, lazy pool days, car rides to the movie theater and walks to the park take residence on our calendars instead. Such fertile soil for fun chats! Click the photo for a list of questions to ask kids this summer. We hope they help foster awareness of God in your midst and enrich connections between you and the children in your care as you savor the summer.
Messy Church is:
- A way of being church for families involving fun
- It's found across the world
- It's values are about being Christ-centered
- It's for all ages, based on creativity, hospitality and celebration
- Click the logo to learn more about Messy Church
This resource is free due to grants and donations from people like you and Forward Movement.
Many of us are intimidated by the Bible. It seems too distant, too difficult to understand, and too long.
Exploring the Bible is a twenty-six session, all-ages curriculum that uncovers the vast,
sweeping story of God's extraordinary love for ordinary people, in a clear and easy-to-follow format.
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