Faith Formation and Christian Education

Many Voices One Mission: Where Two or Three Are Gathered

Karen Ziel


"While leaders form bonds within their congregations; healthy relationships of mutual support among peers are essential."— Karen Ziel

CAUCE Reflects- Tapping Your Creative Juices

Tracy Gormley


"Some of my best ideas have come to me on the recumbent bike which is a great motivator for a regular workout." -Tracy Gormley

CAUCE Reflects- Welcome 'Home'

Tracy Fouke Bausum


"Every Sunday becomes an opportunity..." — Tracy Fouke Bausum

Do Not Cross

Jeffrey Lukens


Rev. Jeff Lukens created a communion liturgy to address the "healing and wholeness" needed in a time when news about immigrants and their families is often disturbing and painful.

How to Raise Money for your Community Projects

The Parish Paper


A congregation’s community project often starts with someone’s idea or dream, followed by a plan designed by a core team, and then, a group of volunteers willing to roll up their sleeves and get to work. Yet how can this worthy work be sustained over time? Whether the project involves food, clothing, or housing assistance or counseling and job training or organizing residents around an issue of local importance like the need for a community garden or more stop signs, at some point the program ...

Many Voices, One Mission: Forming the Faith of 21st Century Congregations

Debbie Gline Allen


"We need to stop believing that teaching the Bible in an educational setting will bring today’s children and youth to a life of faith." —Debbie Gline Allen

Many Voices, One Mission: The Rite of Confirmation

Karen Ziel


"If faith formation is to be relevant and transformational, it must be renewed and reimagined by every generation." —Karen Ziel

A Reflection on the TAWFG Internship Experience

Amanda Simpson


" Even though I didn’t understand the language being spoken, I clearly understood the purpose and meaning behind the act of giving praise, acknowledging our blessings, and offering one’s self to be of service through prayer." — Amanda Simpson

Ministry Through Music

Dori Hall


"I have often felt as if I can see God in the faces of the congregation when I am singing." — Dori Hall

Many Voices, One Mission: Collaborating In Covenant

Deborah Kirk


"The blessing of a caring community will be realized in countless ways." — Debby Kirk

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