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Ministries Across Generations believes ALL ages should worship together as a whole community of faith.
There must, however, be intentional conversation around how best to make intergenerational worship work.
Articles and Ideas to Get You Thinking...
Children’s Church is the Church by Jessica Tate
Joy: When all ages worship together by Joan Huyser-Honig
Incorporating Children in Worship by Kate Epperly
Intergenerational Resources & Best Practices
While Ministries Across Generations encourages church to engage all ages at different moments throughout an entire service, we realize that some of you are still in older models and need quality resources.
Children's Moment/Time "Dos and Don'ts" (Click here)
Sacred Steps: A series of weekly exegetical notes and suggestions for children’s sermons to which you can subscribe.
The Sunday Paper: ". . . offers big, bold artwork, a simple story line, an activity page designed to stir children's imaginations and spirituality."
Taking Faith Home Bulletin Inserts for Families.
Specialty Liturgical Resources
Imagine God – A Children’s Musical, Exploring and Expressing Images of God: Score and CD by Jann Aldredge-Clanton
Acolyte Training: A guide to help children really understand the role of an acolyte
Ahlan wa Sahlan: Welcome! Advent Stories for Children by Global Ministries' Middle East Initiative This curriculum helps children connect the Christmas stories of the Bible with real children who live in the same areas today.
Mary Had a Baby: An Advent Bible Study Based on African American Spirituals by Cheryl Kirk-Duggan and Marilyn E. Thornto
MyAdvent - Personal online Advent Calendars
God With Us Christmas Devotionals
A Very Messy Christmas Christmas Activities
Engage Together – Intergenerational Worship Resources for Advent 2020: Center for Theology & Ministry
Plays and Musicals
Materials: Family Advent Wreath
From Church to Home
Lent and Easter at Home Stories by Ministries Across Generations
Journey to Easter: A 7 part series of weekly activities for kids and families by Disciples pastor, Rev. Kristin Jack, includes ideas for:
Passports for the Lenten Journey
Easter Story Trees
Fat Tuesday & Ash Wednesday
Passport Check-In Station
Following “Jesus” Through Lent: A fun way of moving a Jesus doll throughout the sanctuary to represent the stories of the season from the Worshiping with Children blog.
The Adventures of FLAT JESUS: You can carry Jesus with you and share Him with others wherever you go (from First United Methodist Church, Northville, MI).
2019 Lenten Multi-Age Resource
From Ash Wednesday to Easter Day you will find a fresh thought and invitation for reflection for each day. May your Lenten discipleship be enriched by this resource!
Lent Resources (Common Grace)
Intergenerational worship resources for Lent and Advent
Praying in Color Lenten Calendar Templates
Lent at Home: Spirit-filled Practices for Families from The Young Clergy Women Project.
40 Lenten Activities for Kids from the Call Her Happy blog
Lent 1 2 3: A customizable film from the SALT project
The Story of Lent: Foothills Christian Church, Glendale, AZ
Ash Wednesday & Lent in Two Minutes from bustedhalovideo
Christ Walk Kids A 40-Day Spiritual Journey for Tweens and Teens
Love Life, Live Lent - Children’s Booklet
What is Lent? by Marcia Stoner (There is also What is the Lord's Prayer, etc.)
Young Voices: Stepping out of the Wilderness Devotion (Youth)
Wonder of Easter Uses a child’s “wonder” questions to think about what it must have felt to be a part of the biblical story.
Kids Celebrate Lent and Easter from Augsburg Press
Easter Options from Sparkhouse
What We Do in Lent | A Child’s Activity Book (Kitch) These fun-filled activities for home, pew, or church school, help children ages 4-7 learn about the seasons of Lent and Easter.
Other Non-liturgical Sundays Resources
Father’s Day ideas (Flame)
Hand out children's activities or bulletins RIGHT BEFORE the sermon.
Make sure the leadership is aware of children and designs elements of worship that relate to all ages.
Celebrate when a child starts to become a regular worship attender and help the entire congregation see it as their responsibility to participate with each child in worship.