In Canada today, there are 1,200-1,300 people turning 65 years of age every day. In the U.S., 10,000 Boomers reach that milestone birthday each day. Is your church aware of and ready to offer Christ’s love to a growing elderly population?
Looking for a Sunday morning learning experience which engages all ages? Check out LIFT (Living in Faith Together), a new intergenerational Sunday school curriculum from GenOn Ministries.
Shortly after our grandchild was born, I began to build her a crib. It was a process. And even though the plans were in place, we had to make adjustments. I wonder if ministry in our churches might be like this?
Are you an Organist, Volunteer or Professional Musician, Worship Planner, Pastor, Visual Artist, Children/Youth Leader, or Worshiper? If so, this conference is designed for you!
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.
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.
GenOn Ministries is seeking 10-15 churches to pilot LIFT (their new intergenerational relationship-building curriculum) for four weeks.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.