Author: Mather, Herbert
A Shepherding Program is an intentional plan to help small groups of individuals and families in a parish relate to one another. The primary purpose may be fellowship, communication, outreach, assimilation, or mission. In every case, person-to-person relationships are at the heart of the design.
Author: Acton, Andy
Quick! Hide! The alien Stitch is on his way to Earth, and he's about as nasty and destructive as they come. Or is he? One person, a small girl named Lilo, manages to love Stitch despite his unlovable behavior. And her love transforms him into a kind and generous family member. In this program, based on Disney's Lilo and Stitch, youth will discuss reasons Christians are called to love the "unlovable." They will also discuss what it means to be a member of a family, with special emphasis on the...
Author: Tamez, Elsa
Challenges Christian communities, study groups and individuals to practice community values taught by Jesus and urged by James. With integrity of word and deed, Christians are to work for justice, confront scandalous acts of oppression, care for the needy and to be honest in prayer before God and with people.
Author: Sanchez, Diana
Basic insights and practical guidelines for leading an effective hymn festival. Includes evaluating and selecting hymns, sample festivals and "hymn sings" and shows how festivals have a special role in deepening worship, expanding vision, and building community.