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Christian formation leaders identify lifelong practices of faith

According to the Rev. Olivia Stewart, participating in the Christian Formation Symposium — a gathering of seasoned practitioners from across the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) — was “awesome.” “It made my heart really big,” she said. “I’m more excited now than I’ve been in a long time.”

APCE presents awards, engages in holy humor worship

On the final full day of the of the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators (APCE) annual event meeting last week in Denver, Colorado, participants attended a sampling of more than 60 workshops, participate in a holy humor worship service and honored fellow educators for excellence in their work and careers.

Minute for Mission: Christian Education

Mark Hinds remembers the effect that confirmation had on both himself and his brothers. “In our family, it had a 30 percent success rate,” Hinds told a room full of Christian educators at the 2016 Association of Presbyterian Church Educators gathering in Chicago. “I’m still in the church; my brothers aren’t.” As heads nodded in response to Hinds’s admission, the room hummed with questions about the efficacy and future direction of the confirmation process in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).