Which subject does the church avoid most?
Especially with teenagers.
Especially with parents of teenagers.
Yet, no one is more interested in this subject than these two groups of people. People of faith want guidance about sex, and they often look to church leaders to guide them.
Life is never boring and humdrum. There are moments we may feel it is, but if we are awake to life, it doesn’t take long to realize the giftedness of life, especially because of the diversity with which God has surrounded us in all of creation.
We are formed by the sacredness of all life; we learn through the events of life which we choose to remember and celebrate.
As we plan our congregation and faith formation events, we are fortunate that our liturgical year guides us through the ebb and flow of our lives and its challenging and glorious moments. In addition to the liturgical year, we remember and celebrate. . . .
A middle-aged man has a heart attack while doing some yard work with his teen son. The son calls for help which comes quickly and saves the man’s life. As the days pass, both wonder how the hand of God was present in this life-changing event. Can your church’s faith formation program “think on its feet” to provide meaningful help to this family that is now open to meaningful conversations about the deeper matters of life and death? Powerful faith formation emerges from the events of real life.
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