From the Archives: Living Better, Not Bitter

Debby MaddenFaith Nurture, From the Archives, Spiritual Practices

During Lent we will be reposting some excellent articles from our archives aimed at supporting you, the Educator, during this season of reflection, prayer and spiritual renewal. You may find a new idea or two for future Lenten programming, as well. Debby Madden’s article originally appeared in our Winter 2009 print issue. Looking for 2018 Annual Event workshop and video resources? Check here.   You shall not covet…anything that belongs to your neighbor. (Exodus 20:17 … Read More

Keeping it Simple

James TyrellFrom the Archives

During Lent we are publishing some great articles from our archives. This article was first published in the Winter 2009 edition.  Over the last three years, my wife and I have taken several steps to simplify our lives. The simplification we call retirement pushes us hard against one of the deep dreads of being a person, “Will I have enough?” Jesus takes a long, hard look at that anxiety during the Sermon on the Mount … Read More

Call for Workshop Proposals

Priscilla Andre-ColtonAnnual Event

Our next Annual Event will be February 6-9, 2019 in Galveston, Texas.  Our theme invites us to explore new ways of equipping those who shape how faith is formed in a sea of change.  Change is all around us, in the church, in our communities and in the world.  These changes prompt change in how the church ministers to the world, to the community, and to our congregations.  These changes inspire us to find new … Read More

From the Archives: Fear Not?

Brian BlountFrom the Archives

During Lent we will be reposting some excellent articles from our archives. As we struggle with the aftermath of another school shooting in the US, Brian Blount’s words from 2014 are relevant again. He reflected on fear as APCE looked toward the Annual Event in Baltimore. This article originally appeared in our September 2014 digital issue. Fear not! Yeah, right. Good advice. Unrealistic expectation. There is simply too much of which we are and, really, … Read More

Ashes to Go

Julie HesterLiturgical Year

I didn’t want to like it. The whole idea sounded a little contrived to me. I had read about people setting up Ash Wednesday ashes on a street corner, but didn’t like the idea of something rushed, outside of the atmosphere of worship. I got talked into it by an enthusiastic colleague. (And probably the Holy Spirit.) And I’m grateful! This will be the third year we will do Ashes to Go on Ash Wednesday … Read More

Greetings from the Advocate Ministry Team!

The Advocate TeamAnnual Event

Most of us were able to gather in Louisville at the 2018 APCE Annual Event. With hundreds of other educators from across the wider church, we worshiped and workshopped, heard challenging and inspiring reflections on hospitality, and connected with friends old and new. Over the coming weeks, we will share some of the rich resources from that event, and from our members. APCE matters because growing in faith matters. We are glad to partner with … Read More