Why not teach life skills that will equip them to find their own sense of peace and calm in their lives, as well as serve as an outlet for personal expression? Here’s ten reasons to teach tried and true crafts this summer. … More Teach Meditative, Meaningful Crafts to Youth This Summer!
Spending time outdoors, in the natural world, is a time-honored part of Christian spirituality. We feel refreshed, we are able to put our problems in better perspective, and we are able to find peace in places with birds (instead of tweets) chirping. We know that Jesus, Moses, and other major figures in scripture spent time … More Youth Spirituality and the Importance of Time in Nature
Several great new resources for youth ministry are out. These are all great for parents of teens, youth ministers (lay and ordained), and teens themselves. Helping Teens with Stress, Anxiety, and Depression by Roy Petitfils. An excellent book for parents of teens, youth ministers, and teachers. The author is both a seasoned youth minister in the … More New Youth Ministry Resources
When you think of “youth ministry,” the first images that come to mind might well be lock-ins, scavenger hunts, fundraisers, and maybe a “youth Sunday” or some other focus on teens who behave themselves, show up at church, and take part in such tame activities. But real youth ministry is tough stuff. In my years … More Youth Ministry – It’s Tough Stuff and No Pizza Party (Review of New Parenting/Youth Ministry Book)
Do you minister to youth or their parents? Several newly published resources offer both useful tools for youth ministry and big picture strategies. … More New Youth Ministry Resources
I wrote Christian Nurture in the 21st Century back in 2003, in response to lots of social changes I saw that the Church had not adjusted to – working women who no longer had time to volunteer for church work, ever-increasing demands on children’s time, and parents who had never learned the basics of the … More Christian Nurture in the 21st Century – About this Book (And What has Changed – or Mostly NOT Changed – Since I Wrote this Book)
Sometimes, we need a field guide when discovering or exploring a new feature of the natural world. In my book, “Wild Faith,” I’ve tried to provide a practical, “hands-on” field guide to exploring the deep connection between spirituality and nature. … More Wild Faith – About This Book
Sycamore Cove is delighted to announce the publication of its first book, Christian Nurture in the Twenty-First Century: A New Vision for Christian Formation. This book, by Cynthia Coe, envisions new ways of nurturing children and young people in the Christian faith – backed up by scripture, church history, and theology. Christian Nurture in the … More Publication of Christian Nurture in the 21st Century