Intergenerational Worship & Ministry


Intergenerational Ministry Basics
Background information on the critical importance of intergenerational ministries and how children worship

 

Books

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

 

Blogs

I am *totally* that mom  (linked specifically to "kids in church")
I am *that* mom, raising kids up in faith

Practicing Families
Supporting families in their efforts to follow the way of Jesus: real faith, real life, real grace

reFocus
A ministry for transition into intergenerational and family-focused ministries

Worshipping With Children
Including children in the congregation's worship

 

Websites

Faith Inkubators
Equipping church leaders to effectively train their congregations in holistic, biblical, theologically sound faith formation systems with a focus on home-based faith education

GenOn Ministries
Equipping Christian communities for discipleship through intergenerational relationships

Intergenerational Worship
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.

Messy Church
Fresh ideas for building a Christ-centered community

Milestones Ministry
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.

     *The MACUCC has partnered with Practical Resources for Churches, a New York based organization that provides      resources for mainline churches. MACUCC churches, and their members, have access to PRC’s entire library of books, articles, videos, CDs, and webinars.