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Faith Formation: Activities & How-Tos

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Activity Resources

100 Funny Debate Topics and Questions for Any Occasion [2024 Updated] -  Springworks Blog100 Thought-Provoking and Funny Debate Topics and Questions for Any Occasion [2024 Updated]

Includes: The Benefits of Debating; How to Choose a Debate Topic; and several lists of topics and questions for a variety of scenarios.


Coloring & Conversation: Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love is the first in a series of resources that provide conversation prompts, questions, and other tools to accompany Illustrated Ministry's coloring pages. It is supported by Advent Coloring Pages and Advent Coloring Posters. Learn more here.

Engage youth, college students and/or an intergenerational group.

The Postcard ProjectThis intergenerational story shows readers that postcard materials hide everywhere--from cereal boxes to garden weeds--and includes an easy DIY project sure to spread kindness right off the page.

Download the free Postcard Project guide to help kids make their own unique postcard to send to a loved one.

For the Beauty of the EarthFor the Beauty of the Earth

Folliot S. Pierpoint (Author)
Lucy Fleming (Illustrator)


The poetry of this classic hymn combine with beautiful illustrations to create a picture book that children and adults alike will cherish. The lyrics of For the Beauty of the Earth, originally written in 1864, celebrate creation, family, music, and community. Illustrations bring the words to life, capturing the rich imagery of the song. The book includes the written music and lyrics so families can sing the song together.


Bella's Recipe for SuccessA recipe for Polvorones con Dulce de Leche is included at the back of the book so kids can have fun making their own.

Download the free Bella's Recipe for Success dulce de leche recipe and Spanish flashcards for kids to continue learning with Bella!

Indoors or out: share some Community Art While We're Apart!! Check out these great ideas for engaging worship.

Theme-Based Ministry for the Whole Congregation

Omnibus collection of services, readings, songs, and programs for all aspects of church life, related to five evocative themes: Humility, Journey, Chaos, Power, and God.

(Also available as an eBook.)

Poetry Unbound: incorporate poetry into a personal or group contemplative practice, worship/liturgical element, or fodder for small group discussions among tweens, teens and/or adults.

Listen to the trailer and subscribe on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsOvercast, or wherever you listen.

Gather Together: 8 Intergenerational Events to Explore All Creation Sings

Gather Together: 8 Intergenerational Events to Explore All Creation Sings

Bring your entire congregation together to learn about All Creation Sings, worship, and spend time in community with this intergenerational guide. This will be a great addition to the worship life of your church. Participants will grow in faith, build relationships and have fun together.

 Questions & Discussion Starters - a free, downloadable list of 30 conversation prompts from Youth Ministry Consultants

Important conversations may be sparked by Joshua Coleman's 01.10.21 article in The Atlantic, A Shift in American Family Values Is Fueling Estrangement: Both Parents and Adult Children Often Fail to Recognize How Profoundly the Rules of Family Life Have Changed Over the Past Half Century

Manna and Mercy: A Brief History of God's Unfolding Promise to Mend the Entire Universe     Manna and Mercy Board Book Bundle

Augsburg Fortress has created a full intergenerational curriculum based on Daniel Erlander's beloved book Manna and Mercy, a book about God and the continuity of God’s covenant of life, justice, and inclusion to all people and all of creation.

This curriculum includes a leader sourcebook full of lesson plans for all ages, an interactive edition of the book for kids, and four board books for young children, in addition to Erlander's original book.

Tips & How-Tos

Cultivate an Intergenerational Church Culture

Being an intergenerational church isn’t about adding another program or putting an end to age-specific ministries. It’s a way of life. Help your church value, equip, and include all ages as part of God’s family with the Intergenerational Church Toolkit.

Explore the toolkit. »


Find John Roberto,'s all-ages/intergenerational and family-friendly program and curricula - with new sessions released for free throughout the summer (2022) on the Intergenerational Faith website. 

The Jesus and Discipleship six-session program is now online with completely designed sessions, essays, and additional activities to extend the learning. Go to

Learn more about intergenerational learning, ask questions and find assistance at

Decorative ImageEverything You Need for An Interactive Series on the Faith Practices

Sermon. Intergenerational group activity. Midweek gathering. VBS alternative. We think these resources for exploring faith practices as a church community might work for any context.

 And  wonder how youth ministry can be more than fun and games, suggesting how youth can find identity and deep joy in shared narratives and intergenerational connections in The End of Youth Ministry.


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In Our Library

     Paperback Savoring God Book

Picture of Delicious Bible Stories     9781791020255: Milk and Honey Cooking School