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Intergenerational Church Toolkit

This free online resource toolkit from Faith Formation Ministries shares dozens of ideas for how intergenerational ministry helps children, teens, and adults worship, learn, serve, and grow together.

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Building Blocks of Faith Toolkit

This free online resource toolkit from Faith Formation Ministries introduces four important "Building Blocks of Faith" and shares practical ideas for how to use them to assess and strengthen all of your church's ministries.

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Guide or Toolkit
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Ten Ways to Strengthen Intergenerational Worship

This two-page resource from Faith Formation Ministries shares ten tips for building intergenerational worship practices that engage children, teens, and adults at your church.

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Q&A
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Activities for Seniors Christmas Dinner?

Our deacons are planning our annual seniors Christmas dinner and we are looking for a simple and interactive activity. Any ideas? 

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Website
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Intentional Grandparenting

Grandparents have incredible potential to influence the next generation — and a Biblical mandate to do it. The Legacy Coalition website has tools to help grandparents. 

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Activity or Game
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Overflowing Plates: Possibly the Best Church Potluck You Will Ever Experience

Rather than adding another program or creating a new ministry team, here’s one idea for enhancing one event most church members already enjoy: Add a storytelling activity to your next planned potluck.

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Article
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8 Ideas to Try With Intergenerational Small Groups

Spiritual growth can’t be programmed, but great resources are important. As someone who is part of an intergenerational small group, I wanted to share some of my favorite resources! 

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Guide or Toolkit
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Ten Ways to Be a More Intergenerational Church

This two-page resource from Faith Formation Ministries shares ten practical tips for building intergenerational ministry with children, teens, and adults. 

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Blog
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Creative Youth Ministry Initiatives

Youth ministry often gives opportunities for our creative energies be used in many ways. . .From organizing a snowball fight at a Classis meeting to hockey games between church councils and youth to modifying curriculum.

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Curriculum
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Learn the Lord's Prayer With All Ages

This free resource on The Lord's Supper gives instructions for worship stations that connect people with each part of the prayer. You'll also find links to songs, ways to include younger children, and more.

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Blog
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When God Calls Us to Ministry, What Happens to Our Kids?

My parents always saw my sister and I as integral parts of their ministry, knowing that we had valuable contributions to make. And yet they did not force us to get involved; they extended an invitation. 

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Blog
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The Life-Changing Impact of Belonging

The day 5-year-old Axel brought his plastic blue guitar to church, he found a place between the drummer and guitarist, and began to play. No one laughed or made a fuss. Axel knows his gifts are valued. 

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Conference or Event
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Opportunity to Partner With Families Impacted by Disability at Camp

Christian Horizons Family Retreat, taking place at Elim Lodge in Peterborough from August 27 to September 1, 2017, is seeking short-term missionaries to partner with families affected by disability. 

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#EatTogether

A Canadian grocery store chain recently released a video as part of their mission to get people to #EatTogether. I love the video because it demonstrates how intergenerational community is created!

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Welcoming All at Christmas

Many congregations experience an influx of visitors over Christmas. And sometimes in the rush to welcome those who are new, we forget to enfold those who used to be more familiar—like the young adults and students. 

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Intergenerational Events on Holy Ground

After 22 years of full-time youth ministry, I’ve come to realize that I'm no longer passionate about youth ministry. What I am passionate about is the intergenerational faith formation of our youth and young adults.

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Lesson or Study
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An Intergenerational Bible Reading Plan for Advent

How do we engage our congregations in Advent? How do we get people reading their Bibles? In response to these questions, my church (Oakdale Park CRC) created this Advent community reading plan. 

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Intergenerational Ideas for Advent

Check out this treasure trove of faith forming, intergenerational Advent tools and ideas for how to use them.

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The Older People

A while back I sat around a table listening to a bunch of people quite a bit older than I talking about faith. Though our vocabulary and context is different, I was deeply humbled by their impeccably relevant questions. 

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Blog
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A Lesson in Hospitality From My Visit to First Zion Baptist Church

While on vacation in South Carolina, my wife and I worshiped at First Zion Baptist Church. And though it was immediately clear that we were visitors in a strange land, this little church with a big heart welcomed us. . . 

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