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Family Faith Formation Resources | Pentecost
July 1, 2021
Updated April 21, 2022
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This article is part of the Family Faith Formation Toolkit - a collection of resources for equipping ministry leaders, parents, and caregivers with family faith practices and resources, brought to you by Faith Formation Ministries.
In the following links you’ll find creative resources and practices for Pentecost to use both in community and at home. These ideas can be seamlessly woven into existing church programs and into family life.
Pentecost: In Community
Engage all ages in a collaborative art project for Pentecost. You’ll find ideas in this post on Pentecost Art Projects.
Find a wealth of wonderful ideas for interactive, intergenerational worship stations on the Pentecost page of Theresa Cho's website.
This Happy Pentecost post from the Worshiping with Children blog is brimming with ideas for intergenerational worship on Pentecost.
The Day When God Made Church is a picture book about Pentecost. Read from it during worship and encourage families to keep the conversation going at home by sending them home with supplies to make Pentecost Fire Sticks.
Illustrated Ministry sells Pentecost coloring pages and provides ideas for how to use them as part of your Pentecost celebration.
Looking for language to use when exploring the Pentecost story with children? Check out the picture book Breathe by Laura Alary.
Pentecost Ideas for Worshipping with Kids Online and at Home helps you meaningfully include children during worship.
Pentecost: At Home
God’s Big Pentecost Story is a free downloadable devotional resource that provides families with a simple, meaningful (and fun!) way to celebrate Pentecost at home.
Breathe, A Child’s Guide to Ascension, Pentecost and the Growing Time retells the biblical stories, interwoven with contemporary reflections from the point of view of a child.
Pentecost in a Box: the simple objects in this free resource from Building Faith can be used by families to learn about and celebrate Pentecost at home. Get them to families in whatever way works best: packed into a gift bag for a front door drop off, slipped into an envelope for a snail mail delivery, or share the link via email or social media.
The ideas in this Family Devotions and Observance of Pentecost resource are wonderful. Share the link with families, or use it as inspiration for creating your own resource of ideas.
Pentecost Fire Sticks make a fun at-home activity for families. Even better, make them together at church following a worship service and invite all ages to join in the fun!
Traci Smith has gathered Ten Pentecost Activities for Kids and Families that are simple to do at home.
If you’re part of the Christian Reformed Church in North America and you have questions about how to equip ministry leaders, parents, and caregivers with family faith practices and resources, one of Faith Formation Ministries’ Regional Catalyzers would love to talk with you about ideas and strategies.
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