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Introduction to Live Streaming for Churches

2020-03-27T13:46:59-04:00March 13th, 2020|Categories: Ministry Tips, News|Tags: , |

The latest article in the popular Equipping For... series is a great beginners guide for congregations looking to start live streaming their church services.

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The Pastor in a Secular Age: A Book Study for Congregational Leaders

2020-03-21T03:55:41-04:00March 11th, 2020|Categories: Ministry Tips, News|Tags: |

Beginning this April (from the 16th to June 25th), the Rev. Dr. Blair Bertrand will be presenting a book study on The Pastor in a Secular Age by Andrew Root. This book study will help congregational leaders understand the cultural shifts that have taken place and the impact these shifts have made on their vocational calling.

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New Lenten Resource for Families: Walk this Way by Laura Alary

2020-02-19T16:12:59-05:00February 14th, 2020|Categories: Ministry Tips, News|Tags: |

Walk this Way is a new worship resource for families, written by Laura Alary, and helps guide children through the season of Lent to experience the transformative work of the Spirit.

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Mission Awareness Sunday Resources Now Available: April 26, 2020

2020-03-03T12:24:21-05:00February 11th, 2020|Categories: Ministry Tips, News|Tags: |

New worship resources from the Women's Missionary Society (WMS) and the Atlantic Mission Society (AMS) are available for Mission Awareness Sunday, which takes place on April 26, 2020.

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Ministry Resource: Children’s Ideas for Lent and Easter

2020-01-13T11:39:52-05:00January 13th, 2020|Categories: Ministry Tips|Tags: |

In this resource, the Rev. Dr. Emily Bisset describes two unique ways that congregations can teach children (and congregants!) the wonder and excitement of the Easter season.

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How to Engage Active Kids in Sunday School

2019-12-20T13:47:24-05:00December 20th, 2019|Categories: Ministry Tips|Tags: |

How can we engage active kids in learning during Sunday School? While our temptation might be to label a child’s inability to engage in a lesson as a behavioural issue, we must also consider that the lesson likely wasn’t created with active, hands‐on learners in mind. Our goal as Christian [...]

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Ways to Incorporate the Artistic Gifts of the Congregation into Worship

2019-12-20T13:45:27-05:00December 20th, 2019|Categories: Ministry Tips|Tags: |

Music is a common art form used in worship, but what about other forms of art? Chances are there are many artistic talents in your congregation that could be used to glorify God and beautify your church’s sanctuary. There are many easy ways to facilitate participation from congregation members of [...]

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Intergenerational Sessions Based on Mr Rogers Neighborhood

2019-12-16T16:29:18-05:00December 16th, 2019|Categories: Ministry Tips|Tags: |

Over the Christmas holidays, you may be headed to the movie theatre to watch the Mr. Rogers’ film,  “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.” Did you know that Fred Rogers was a Presbyterian with a strong faith that deeply informed his work? John Knox Press has created an intergenerational resource [...]

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Ministry Resource: Faith Formation Through Advent Calendars

2019-11-15T15:06:23-05:00November 15th, 2019|Categories: Ministry Tips|Tags: |

While kids and adults alike love chocolate Advent calendars, many of us are yearning to countdown the days to Christmas in a deeper way. We want to ensure that the busyness and decadence of the season do not distract from the miracle of Christ’s arrival in the world as a [...]

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