A $1.25 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. will support the development of Shine: Living in God’s Light curriculum. MennoMedia received the grant on behalf of Shine, a joint publication of MennoMedia and Brethren Press. The grant is part of Lilly Endowment’s Christian Parenting and Caregiving Initiative.
The grant will make possible a new Shine effort called Everyday Faith. The Shine curriculum team will work with congregations and households to develop spiritual practice materials that inspire families to embody the story of God in everyday life.
“The goal of Everyday Faith is to draw near to households and churches in order to foster deeper conversations around faith,” said Joan Daggett, project director. “This grant will enable Shine to cultivate a network of churches and families for listening, mutual support and feedback about pilot faith-practice resources and produce a suite of practical, joy-filled faith-formation materials.”