Intergenerational Worship & Ministry
Intergenerational Worship & Ministry
What is Intergenerational Ministry and Worship?
from John Roberto and Lifelong Faith Associates
Why Intergenerational Ministry and Worship is Critical to the Life & Health of Your Congregation
How we got to where we are, and the critical importance of relationships
Intergenerational Ministry & Worship Basics
Background information on the critical importance of intergenerational ministries and how children worship
What is it? Why you should consider one for your sanctuary, and resources for implementing it.
Pray-Ground workshop presentation slides
Prayer "Holdables" List
Post-Pandemic Planning and Resources
Re-Imagining Faith Formation
A wholistic vision and approach based on awe, wonder, curiosity, and imagination
presented by Patty Berry, Minister of Faith Formation, and Kathie Jackson, Lay Leader & Story Catcher at the United Congregational Church in Middletown, RI on June 23, 2022
Re-Imagining Faith Formation video of the presentation
Re-Imagining Faith Formation presentation slides
Re-Imagining worksheet to use with your congregation
A blogpost from Building Faith with a list of theologically progressive intergenerational curriculum resources.
Beckwith, Ivy, Formational Children’s Ministry: Shaping Children Using Story, Ritual, and Relationship,
Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2010
Caldwell, Elizabeth F., I Wonder: Engaging a Child’s Curiosity About the Bible,
Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2016
Csinos, David, A Gospel for All Ages: Teaching and Preaching with the Whole Church, Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2022
Jerome Berryman, Teaching Godly Play: How to Mentor the Spiritual Development of Children, Denver: Morehouse
Education Resources, 2009
Caldwell, Elizabeth F., I Wonder: Engaging a Child’s Curiosity About the Bible, Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2016
Creasy Dean, Kenda, ed., OMG: A Youth Ministry Handbook, Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2010
Foster, Charles, R., From Generation To Generation: The Adaptive Challenge of Mainline Protestant Education in Forming
Faith, Eugene, OR; Cascade Books, 2012
Kelcourse, Felicity, ed., Human Development and Faith: Life-Cycle Stages of Body, Mind, and Soul (2nd Edition), St. Louis,
Chalice Press, 2015
Powell, Kara E. & Chap Clark, Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids, Grand Rapids, MI:
Seibel, Corey, ed., Engage All Generations: A Strategic Toolkit, Abilene, TX: Abilene Christian University Press, 2021
Westerhoff, John H., Will Our Children Have Faith? (Third Revised Edition), Seattle, WA: Morehouse Publishing, 2012
Supporting families in their efforts to follow the way of Jesus: real faith, real life, real grace
A ministry for transition into intergenerational and family-focused ministries
Spirituality of Children
A discussion of what and how children "know" about God and spirituality
This Is How We Grow Christians
A commentary on intergenerational worship at Super Saturday by Debbie Gline Allen
Worshipping With Children
Including children in the congregation's worship
Equipping church leaders to effectively train their congregations in holistic, biblical, theologically sound faith formation systems with a focus on home-based faith education
Equipping Christian communities for discipleship through intergenerational relationships
Karen Ware Jackson & PrayGrounds: At our church, we interpret scripture with words, stories, songs, art supplies, and just about anything else we can get our hands on! It is often miraculous.
40 Ways Kids Can Volunteer
Laura Grace Weldon shares her thoughts on free-range learning.
Fresh ideas for building a Christ-centered community
Resources for celebrating life milestones that strengthen meaningful spiritual relationships.
Practical Resources for Churches
Free recorded and live webinars on a variety of congregational topics including welcoming children in worship.
The Southern New England Conference has partnered with Practical Resources for Churches, a New York based organization that provides resources for mainline churches. SNEUCC churches, and their members, have access to PRC’s entire library of books, articles, videos, CDs, and webinars.
Silent Fidget Toys
Great for worship bags for kids or to have in the pews to keep hands of all ages busy for better concentration.