by Tim Shapiro What will faith formation look like in the year 2020? That is the question that John Roberto poses and answers in his book Faith Formation 2020. Actually, Roberto’s question is something more like, What should faith formation look like in the year 2020? Roberto is the president of LifelongFaith Associates. And for [...]
Children with learning disabilities have a right to an appropriate education. But those who come from disadvantaged families often don’t get anything close to what they deserve. One big reason: they need a capable advocate, and they don’t always have one. For disadvantaged children, congregations can be that advocate. For parents without money, battling school [...]
I’m a Presbyterian minister but come by my interest (and my ignorance) of the Jewish faith honestly. My father died when I was six. My mother’s Protestant faith won out. I tell people I’m Presbyterian by death.
The Congregational Resource Guide (CRG) is a project of the Alban Institute. The abundance of resources available for congregations and their leaders can be overwhelming. The CRG is constantly sifting and mining these materials for those that demonstrate a high likelihood for usefulness in congregational life. With the assistance of our affiliate organization, the Indianapolis Center for Congregations in Indiana, the staff of the Alban Institute, and our board of advisors, we strive to point leaders to those materials that can assist them in aiding their congregation's efforts to become healthy bodies of worship and agents of transformation in the communities they exist.