Welcome to The Ministry Lab's curated Intergenerational Worship resource list. Here are aids for creating worship appropriate for all ages.
Scroll down to find liturgical elements, music, and preaching tips.
Click on our ....with Children lib guide for specific ways to integrate children's experience in worship.
The InterGenerate Conference generates books on Intergenerational Ministry (see above) and offers an annual opportunity to network and collaborate with other faith leaders building intergenerational ministries.
Building Faith's Miranda Hassett offers wisdom in All Ages Worship: Shifting Language & Why it Matters.
Children’s Behavior in Worship: Does Your Congregation Have Reasonable Expectations?
Helping Children Prepare for Worship: Objects, Practices & Support
“Children in Worship, Seen and Heard” – Julie Bedard
Julie Bedard provides the videos: Hand motions to teach children refrains of hymns - Demonstration videos by Julie Bedard; to help include children in worship. Read her In Tempo article in the ALCM archives in the members area at alcm.org.
a songbook for all ages; contains 25 of the most popular and accessible songs from “Singing the Living Tradition” and “Singing the Journey”, from the UU
Glory to God--Hymns and Songs for Children and Families: Singing Faith All Day Long
Created to help people share songs of the Christian faith with children, these 19 songs and 4 prayers - adapted for children by professional musicians - form a soundtrack for children to know themselves as God's children.
You may download this resource via iTunes.
Cathy’s Music is music where faith and fun meet. Your children will sing about the promises of God and the stories of God’s people and have fun at the same time.
Kid-friendly Christian songs that make a director’s job easy!
Paper Bag Cathedrals creates worship resources specifically for the challenges and advantages of small congregations.
Storypath links children's books to religious themes and to both the Narrative and Revised Common Lectionaries.
See Michel's Story & Stretch connected to Scripture and a corresponding children's book here.
Connect with Michel for Story & Stretch lesson plans personalized for your family or community.
offers a full list of free and downloadable activities like an origami butterfly, a paper airplane, parable-themed coloring pages, and more. Also, if you have some of their children's books, there are discussion guides as well.
Resources to help all ages become leaders in worship through drama, handbells, choir, drumming circles, and other worship arts. Learn more and find intergenerational ideas and resources here.
Clergy Stuff offers resources for Narrative and Revised Common Lectionaries, including confirmation, worship, preaching, children's stories, and VBS.
Sparkhouse offers free online worship supplements appropriate for multiple ages
Spark Worship Bulletins, Year B, are reproduceable, intended for pre-readers and readers. Download a sample.
"Blessing the Fields”: A Liturgy for Community Farms and Gardens
With tips for Creating Your Own “Blessing the Fields” Liturgy
Your ministry might not take place at a farm, but wherever you are is a part of God’s creation too. How might you bless it, even as it has blessed you?
By Nurya Love Parish (she/her/hers); Feb 08, 2023