Author: Clayton

October 21, 2016 Clayton

Teenagers, especially, are like little sponges for culture. This isn’t all bad, but there are certainly things that are less beneficial for them. As they are in this influential state, it’s important for us to offer alternative narratives of who they are and who God has created them to be.  

October 21, 2016 Clayton

Sometimes it’s more important that your teen knows that you care and aren’t just there to tell them what to do (though they definitely need to be told sometimes). I found this video on caring conversations very interesting. Check it out below!  

October 21, 2016 Clayton

Doing a devotional is not just something we can do at the beginning of meetings, it’s something we can do anytime! Whenever someone┬áhas a question about a passage, whenever you’re looking at a passage during your own devotional time, or whenever you’re trying to understand the words before you… here are some simple questions you…

October 21, 2016 Clayton

Need another way to practice those counting skills? Why not count blessings instead of sheep, balls, or monkeys in a tree? What about counting blessings in a tree. Check out this free activity that’s both crafty and meaningful! It’s called the Count Your Blessings Tree. But if craftiness is not your thing, just use your…

October 21, 2016 Clayton

Building the Spiritual Vocabulary. I was reading this article on how to build a child’s vocabulary. I thought to myself: this would be great if there was a spiritual version of this. Alas, I couldn’t find one. Instead I did a little brainstorming around what it might look like to do this with faith formation…