Breaking bread together differently
Breaking bread together differently

Gravatt Camp and Conference Center is an Episcopal camp and retreat center located in the Diocese of Upper South Carolina. Like many diocesan camps and retreat centers, it’s a place

Actually, they DO get something out of it
Actually, they DO get something out of it

More than a year ago, I wrote a blog post about Libby Lane’s consecration as the first woman bishop in England. I realized how important this was to me, because

Discover Jesus with the Surprise! VBS
Discover Jesus with the Surprise! VBS

Surprise! Stories of Discovering Jesus MennoMedia mennomedia.org Cost: $164.99 Surprise! Is a straight-forward, well-designed VBS program with age-appropriate, Bible-based activities. The activities and program elements are clearly explained, adaptable, and

Catching God’s Love with Surf Shack VBS
Catching God’s Love with Surf Shack VBS

Surf Shack: Catch the Wave of God’s Amazing Love Cokesbury http://2016.cokesburyvbs.com Cost: $159.99 Surf Shack:Catch the Wave of God’s Amazing Love is a VBS program that combines a colorful surf/beach

Tour the World with a Global Ministries VBS
Tour the World with a Global Ministries VBS

  Kids to Kids Journey to Congo VBS available here Journey to Colombia VBS available here Journey to India VBS available here Global Ministries (United Church of Christ and the

Vacation Bible School Program Celebrates Joy in Jesus
Vacation Bible School Program Celebrates Joy in Jesus

Joy in Jesus Everywhere! All the Time! Abingdon Press http://2016.abingdonpressvbs.com/ Starter Kit Cost: $79.99 Joy in Jesus uses African American culture and history as a lens to examine biblical truths

VBS top pick:  Program centers on growing faith and feeding people
VBS top pick: Program centers on growing faith and feeding people

Abundance Orchard Where Faith Grows and Hungry People Are Fed Society of St Andrew 800-333-4597 http://endhunger.org/vbs/ Cost: Free download Robin Denney, the seminarian who reviewed this VBS program couldn’t say

Best of VBS – Center for the ministry of teaching
Best of VBS – Center for the ministry of teaching

It’s that time of year! Every spring the Center for the Ministry of Teaching (CMT) publishes reviews of new Vacation Bible School programs. Reviews include new programs developed for 2016 as

The 2016 VBS Reviews are Here
The 2016 VBS Reviews are Here

It’s that time of year! Every spring the Center for the Ministry of Teaching (CMT) publishes reviews of new Vacation Bible School programs. Reviews include new programs developed for 2016 as

Landscape of Adult Faith Formation
Landscape of Adult Faith Formation

Recently I met with the rector of a large congregation to talk about adult faith formation. Every church is unique and has complex issues that both support and get in