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

Intergenerational/Accessible Worship Model for Super Saturday October 2018

What is it? Why you should consider one for your sanctuary, and resources for implementing it. 
     Pray-Ground workshop presentation slides
     Prayer "Holdables" List



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

Foster, Charles R., Educating Congregations: The Future of Christian Education,
Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1994

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,
St. Louis, Chalice Press, 2004 

Miller-McLemore, Bonnie, In the Midst of Chaos: Caring for Children as Spiritual Practice,
     San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2007

Yust, Karen Marie, Real Kids, Real Faith: Practices for Nurturing Children’s Spiritual Lives,
     San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2004



Practicing Families
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



Faith Inkubators
Equipping church leaders to effectively train their congregations in holistic, biblical, theologically sound faith formation systems with a focus on home-based faith education

GenOn Ministries
Equipping Christian communities for discipleship through intergenerational relationships

Intergenerational Worship
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.

Messy Church
Fresh ideas for building a Christ-centered community

Milestones Ministry
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.



Stories of Intergenerational Congregations

Framingham, MA
North Attleborough, MA
Shelburne Falls, MA

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