How to Do Kids’ Discipleship in the Woods
Creation care does more than conservation. It cultivates faith formation, says A Rocha.
Developed by the Christian conservation organization A Rocha USA, Wild Wonder's new program explores environmental stewardship and spiritual formation in the context of the
Opinion | Discipleship
How Fiction Fueled Madeleine L’Engle’s Faith
How does a lonely kid understand that she’s loved by God? An author’s childhood holds the answer.
It's also formative truth: The best, most ennobling stories have the power to shape our actions and play a vital role in moral and spiritual formation. “Rather
CT Women’s Top 10 Articles of 2018
Why being ‘spiritual’ is never enough, how Kate Bowler experienced Christ in her cancer, and 10 lessons from same-sex abuse inside the church.
Americans increasingly identify as “spiritual but not religious.” Radical faith goes beyond both. Our culture has abandoned a wealth of teaching on character formation.
Opinion | Discipleship
I Inherited a Failed Sunday School. Here’s How It Flourished
Four counterintuitive keys to successful discipleship.
The burden arises from the spiritual dependence of the children on your teaching Her research focuses on questions of moral formation, the development of virtue, and the intersection of
Opinion | Church
Fleming Rutledge: Why Being ‘Spiritual’ Is Never Enough
Americans increasingly identify as “spiritual but not religious.” Radical faith goes beyond both.
Opinion | Church. Fleming Rutledge: Why Being 'Spiritual' Is Never Enough. Americans increasingly identify as “spiritual but not religious.” Radical faith goes beyond both.
Opinion | Discipleship
The Great Commission Starts in Your Backyard
For parents, our most important mission field is closer than we think.
28:19). I have a mission field alive and growing right under my own roof, and making time for spiritual formation is part of my call to raise eternal beings for eternal purposes.
A New Guild Aims to Equip Women and Amplify Orthodoxy
An interview with Pelican Project members Karen Swallow Prior, Kristie Anyabwile, and Tish Harrison Warren.
rich understanding of the church as the primary place for our formation and discipleship. of loneliness and inadequacy—very often in forms that appear to offer spiritual nourishment but
Opinion | Discipleship
Stepping Back Before Speaking Out
In solitude, we turn our face toward God who so loves this world.
It is never just up to us. Jan Johnson is the author of 23 books, including When the Soul Listens. She is a speaker, professor, and spiritual director. Learn more at
The Great Female Commission
Mentorship expert Natasha Sistrunk Robinson on how to draw all women into the work of discipleship.
women through close, intentional mentoring relationships. What challenges do social media and the blogosphere present to women's spiritual formation?
Opinion | Discipleship
Are Smart, Educated Women Still Called to the Church Nursery?
For women like me, children’s ministry can seem like low-level work for the least experienced.
According to the report, many millennials are disengaging from the spiritual communities of their education and career to the discipleship of youth and to the formation of those who
Opinion | Discipleship
Online Tribalism Threatens Women’s Ministry
From our special issue: reflections on discipleship in a fractured age.
How should a Christian woman live in ways that are distinct from a Christian man?” When this happens, a focus on femininity can quickly overtake the process of spiritual formation.
Opinion | Discipleship
Middle-Aged Women Face a Crisis of Discipleship
Are churches missing out on discipling those in midlife?
Our mission states that “maturity is not an age or stage but describes the loam of spiritual formation and life experience that leads to fruitfulness.” We find this vision in Scripture, which
Opinion | Discipleship
Six Ways to Inspire Confident, Contagious Faith in Your Kids
How do we help children and teens contend with the big questions? An apologist offers her take.
1. Start early. I'm frequently asked how soon we should begin incorporating apologetics into our kids' spiritual formation. Kids start thinking independently
God Wants You to Get Some Sleep
Our restless generation is missing out on the spiritual benefits of shuteye.
In an article published in the Journal for Spiritual Formation and Soul Care, Biola University theology professor Jason McMartin references Brother Lawrence and other Christian
Opinion | Family
Book List: Our Favorite New Releases for Kids
10 faith-enriching picture books.
We've reviewed some of the newest releases from Christian publishers to identify top-notch picture books that will engage children's souls and aid in their spiritual formation.
Opinion | Sexuality
7 Spiritual Lessons from RunningSubscriber access only
What hitting the running trail taught me about the Christian life.
Since spiritual formation revolutionized the way we understand our faith, Christians have placed renewed emphasis on the need for rest in our daily lives.
Opinion | Family
Dishes, Diapers, and a Deeper Faith
Discover the hidden spiritual opportunities in motherhood.
Dishes, Diapers, and a Deeper Faith. Discover the hidden spiritual opportunities in motherhood. Though I yearned for the spiritual experiences it described, it was so not my life.
Opinion | Church
Why Being a Woman in Seminary Is Worth the Work
It's not always easy to get there, but the blogosphere needs more of us.
theology, and life coaching. Women by the scores turn to these resources for discipleship, spiritual formation, and edification. Why? Some local churches
10 New or Lesser-Known Female Theologians Worth Knowing
More and more evangelical women are pursuing higher education in theology. Here are a few you haven’t heard of yet.
was the founding director of the studies in ministry minor and the Center for Ministry Studies at Hope College, programs dedicated to “theological formation, spiritual growth, cultural
Opinion | Discipleship
Who’s In Charge of the Christian Blogosphere?
The age of the internet has birthed a crisis of authority, especially for women.
“Women's ministry has transformed in the 21st century,” writes Kate Shellnutt. “Christian women increasingly look to nationally known figures for spiritual formation and inspiration