Anglican priests should no longer be bound by the centuries-old principle of confidentiality in confessions when they are told of sexual crimes committed against children, the Church of England’s No. 2 official said.
I recommend that you follow the 10 to 2 rule, (that’s 10 minutes of teaching with a 2 minute interval of interaction like a Q&A or an activity) and a pack of attention getters. In my eighteen years of experience, these ideas have never let me down.
Trying to build a bigger Sunday school work won't revive dying congregations, according to Scripture Union's director of ministry development. Alan Charter Alan Charter said churches should concentrate on developing whole-church discipleship which includes children in the life of a congregation rather than separating them out.
Principles For Living And Passing On Faith (from Vibrant Faith Ministries) 1. Faith is formed by the power of the Holy Spirit through personal, trusted relationships – often in our own homes. 2. The church is a living partnership between the ministry of the congregation and ministry of the home. 3. Where Christ is present in faith, the home is church too. 4.
How we practically walk out in our church the message that you hear at the Orange conference that parents are the primary spiritual leaders in their homes is what we call Talk, Pray, Do. We ask parents to Talk to (not at) their kids – 15 min a day Pray with their kids 2x a week Do family activity once a month We strongly believe that if you do those things y
Over this last month I have visited quite a number of Messy Churches who have been using the harvest ideas from Get Messy! about the man who built bigger and bigger barns. It's been exciting and humbling to see how the same material in the magazine has been used creatively and differently by each Messy Church.