Find books, curricula, prayer, music, and worship elements (including a full sermon), and community organizations and businesses grouped to help congregations take next steps in antiracism work, creation care, and addressing intergenerational mental health and well-being in the WaterThreads - Woven Together: Water, Community, Well-Being. Available online and via requested download for member congregations - who should email: firstname.lastname@example.org - for access.
What new approaches to youth ministry are emerging in our post-Covid era? Deech Kirk of the Center for Youth Ministry Training describes some of the common challenges confronting youth ministry today and some of the characteristics of the newer, innovative ministry models that are taking shape. Listen now, read transcript, and watch on YouTube.
21st Century Faith Formation Trends by Building Faith Editors
Building Faith's By Miranda Hassett offers wisdom in All Ages Worship: Shifting Language & Why it Matters.
Living Lutheran:“Generations of Faith”
Read how ELCA congregations are using intergenerational ministries to bring people together and connect members of all generations.
from Springtide Research
How to Keep Gen Z in Your Pews by St Olaf College Senior, Holly Beck.
Rev. Dr. Michael Piazza encourages us to reconsider our Sunday school - and adult - approach to reading, understanding, and interpreting the Word of God / the Bible in Liberation Word: Is God Still Speaking?
In RevGalBlogPals, The Pastoral Is Political blog, Rev. Emily Heitzman clarifies the importance of creating Affirming Spaces for LGBTQIA+ Youth.
Urbanization and Its Impact on Youth Culture with Efrem Smith
Urban culture in its various forms is impacting youth culture as a whole. Through urbanization, suburbs are becoming more like cities and rural areas like suburbs. Through social media, hip hop culture and multi-ethnicity is having a tremendous influence as well.
CONVERGENCE offers numerous leadership and community development webinars on-demand or in a cohort:
|Follow Me: Biblical Practices for Faithful Living|
This thirty-six-unit curriculum is based on practices Jesus did and taught us to do as faithful followers. Written for people of all ages who wish to live out their faith, this new curriculum examines where these practices are found in the Bible and how they have been used in Christian faith then and now.
All Living the Questions curricula are available to stream or download; includes a variety of progressive topics.
The State of Religion & Young People 2020 from Springtide Research Institute: unpacks the complexity of young peoples' religious lives, with special features exploring how they feel about politics, careers, and online gatherings.