Jump to Navigation


The Role of Service in Family Faith Formation

A key element in the building and forming of faith is service to others. The Center for Congregations, an Indianapolis center that helps Indiana congregations meet their challenges and opportunities, hosted a workshop by family scholar Diana Garland. Garland's research indicates that Christian families gain strength by living the teaching of Jesus with one another and in service to others. The center invited her to help congregational leaders in their planning by producing a set of resources to engage families in Christian service. Relatedly, in another workshop, Fuller Youth Institute director Kara Powell explored ways to make faith lessons stick with youth and young adults, as well as in worship, adult education and general congregational life. She also provided a set of resources to promote "sticky faith."  For more resources to support youth, read our article, "Best Resources on Youth and Youth Programming for Congregations." For more ideas on how to reach into your surrounding secular community, read "Best Resources for Community Engagement." 




Holy Week Inspiration

In a few weeks, Christians around the world celebrate Holy Week and Easter, commemorating the final days of Jesus...

Encouraging Youth Away From Marijuana

   The legislative wars over marijuana are mostly trending in favor of those who support legalization. More...

Leadership La Porte County Hosts its 2nd Annual “Volunteer Expo” on April 19

Leadership La Porte County, Inc. was formed in 1984, with support from the Lilly Foundation, to encourage engaged...


Fri, Apr 20, 2018 - 09:00 am
The Idea of Tradition in the Late Modern World: An Ecumenical and Interreligious Conversation. A Confer

Popular Tools

Map congregations and create a religious and demographic profile for your community!

Enter a ZIP code or city/state [e.g. Seattle, WA] for a map:  

Widget provided by: