Sometimes we forget that older people are still growing in faith. They’re often marginalized, but your congregation needs them! Here are some ways to use the Building Blocks of Faith with older adults.
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Because mentoring is highly relational, it’s a great way to experience deep belonging, explore God’s story in generative ways, build up each other’s hope in Christ, and speak into or confirm each other’s calling.
The Building Blocks of Faith describe four spiritual needs that are met in Christ. Here are some ideas for helping faith to flourish by meeting those needs in your church’s intergenerational ministries.
Whether your church has already fully returned to in-person worship, is waiting to return, or is currently somewhere in between, here are some intergenerational ideas for marking the milestone of returning to in-person worship.
There are people in your church who are just waiting for someone to ask them to share their years of accumulated wisdom. How might you make space for that amazing gift?
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!
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.
Back to School Litanies includes 3 great resources: an encouraging Back-to-School Liturgy for children, a positive Back-to-School Liturgy for Youth, and an understanding Back-to-School Liturgy for Educators.