Who is Spirit and Truth Publishing?
Our company is a small, independent faith formation publishing company committed to providing high-quality, innovative faith formation materials for all ages. Our products are tools that faith formation leaders (teachers, small group leaders, pastors, worship leaders, etc.) can use to connect education with the worship service and integrate a congregation’s faith formation efforts throughout all ages. Spirit and Truth Publishing was started in 2010 by Gregory Rawn, with his Spirit and Truth: Teaching Kids the Heart of Worship elementary-age curriculum, teaching students in grades PK-6th about worship, the liturgy, and the church year. In 2013, we began adding our Living the Word series of products which correlate with the relatively new worship lectionary, the Narrative Lectionary. This series has grown quickly in scope and popularity, moving from just a elementary-age curriculum in 2013-2014 to a full series of products for all ages today.
Owner and Publisher
Gregory has transitioned over the last six years from the sole writer of the Spirit and Truth: Teaching Kids the Heart of Worship curriculum, to the publisher of 22 products and counting, assisted by a team of writers, editors, illustrators and layout artists. In addition to running the business and marketing aspects of the company, Gregory still utilizes his background in theology and Christian history he developed earning his MA from Luther Seminary (St. Paul, MN) as the theological, biblical, and historical editor of the Living the Word series. Gregory’s experience as a children’s writer and a graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature has shaped the form and style of the stories and skits for the Spirit and Truth curriculum. And, finally, his experience as a father of two has made him acutely aware of the need for resources to engage our youth in the joyful work of worship, so church does not become just something kids have to do.