If you’d like help working through how the Building Blocks of Faith can strengthen faith formation in your congregation, we invite you to contact your Regional Catalyzer. They can help you develop a Building Blocks-based faith formation framework for your church, help train staff and volunteers, or just brainstorm with you. Their assistance is free to Christian Reformed churches.
There are many good settings for presenting the Building Blocks of Faith to your congregation, including at a potluck, a congregational meeting, a council meeting, an adult discussion group, or a church staff meeting. Here are some tools that can help:
Use these Building Blocks Conversation Cards to spark discussion and encourage people to share faith stories. Try them with your church council, with ministry leaders, with small groups, and more. Also consider including one of the questions in your weekly church bulletin or social media.
Audio presentation by Laura Keeley and Robert J. Keeley, the originators of the Building Blocks concept.
Examples of How Churches Have Used the Building Blocks
Georgetown (Ont.) CRC uses the Building Blocks to support “Journey with Jesus,” a year-long mentoring program that prepares people of all ages for profession of faith. The Building Blocks serve as discussion starters as well as guideposts for sharing testimonies on the day of profession of faith.
In short videos, a representative from each of the following congregations talks about their experiences with the Building Blocks of Faith:
Covenant Christian Reformed Church in Edmonton, Alberta, constructed these Building Blocks props for worship:
Permission is granted to your church or organization to use the tools listed on this page, along with other Building Blocks resources from this toolkit, within your congregation or organization. Please do not create materials based on the Building Blocks for distribution outside your church or organization. If you have questions about permissions, please contact Faith Formation Ministries.