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Faith Formation: Activities & How-Tos

Resources including: Children & Family Curricula & Storytime; Confirmation/Affirmation of Baptism; Denominational Resources; Tween & Teen Mental and Spiritual Health; Sexuality & Identity; and Online/At-Home Tech

Activity Resources

Bella's Recipe for Success

A 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.

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

Find John Roberto, et.al.'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 www.intergenerationalfaith.com/jesus.

Learn more about intergenerational learning, ask questions and find assistance at jroberto@lifelongfaith.com.

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.