Why Intergenerational Ministry is Critical to the Life & Health of Your Congregation
How we got to where we are, and the critical importance of relationships
Intergenerational Ministry Basics
Background information on the critical importance of intergenerational ministries and how children worship
What is it? Why you should could consider one for your sanctuary, and resources for implementing it.
Beckwith, Ivy, Formational Children’s Ministry: Shaping Children Using Story, Ritual, and Relationship,
Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2010
Caldwell, Elizabeth F., I Wonder: Engaging a Child’s Curiosity About the Bible,
Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2016
Foster, Charles R., Educating Congregations: The Future of Christian Education,
Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1994
Foster, Charles, R., From Generation To Generation: The Adaptive Challenge of Mainline Protestant Education in Forming Faith,
Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2012
Kelcourse, Felicity, ed., Human Development and Faith: Life-Cycle Stages of Body, Mind, and Soul,
St. Louis, Chalice Press, 2004
Miller-McLemore, Bonnie, In the Midst of Chaos: Caring for Children as Spiritual Practice,
San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2007
Yust, Karen Marie, Real Kids, Real Faith: Practices for Nurturing Children’s Spiritual Lives,
San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2004
I am *totally* that mom (linked specifically to "kids in church")
I am *that* mom, raising kids up in faith
Supporting families in their efforts to follow the way of Jesus: real faith, real life, real grace
A ministry for transition into intergenerational and family-focused ministries
Spirituality of Children
A discussion of what and how children "know" about God and spirituality
This Is How We Grow Christians
A commentary on intergenerational worship at Super Saturday by Debbie Gline Allen
Worshipping With Children
Including children in the congregation's worship
Equipping church leaders to effectively train their congregations in holistic, biblical, theologically sound faith formation systems with a focus on home-based faith education
Equipping Christian communities for discipleship through intergenerational relationships
Karen Ware Jackson & PrayGrounds: At our church, we interpret scripture with words, stories, songs, art supplies, and just about anything else we can get our hands on! It is often miraculous.
Fresh ideas for building a Christ-centered community
Resources for celebrating life milestones that strengthen meaningful spiritual relationships.
*Practical Resources for Churches
Free recorded and live webinars on a variety of congregational topics including welcoming children in worship.
Silent Fidget Toys
Great for worship bags for kids or to have in the pews to keep hands of all ages busy for better concentration.