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Faith Formation: Intergenerational

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

Welcome

Welcome to The Ministry Lab's curated list of faith formation resources for use in intergenerational settings. Here you'll find:

  • Curricula suitable for sharing online or in person
  • Intergenerational Ministry Tips
  • Activity Suggestions & Resources

If you don't find a resource to fit your need, don't hesitate to consult with The Ministry Lab's director, Emily Meyer, who is happy to assist you.

Books

African Proverbs for All Ages     Bella's Recipe for Success          Picture of The Blessing of You     Picture of Can I Have a Hug?     Drawn Together     The Girl with Big, Big Questions     Harriet, You'll Drive Me Wild!     I Wish You Knew     Jayden’s Impossible Garden: timeless story about community and connection     Tofu Takes Time     When Lola Visits     Cover of When Nana Dances

     American Liturgy     Image result for a habit called faith               Sabbath in the Suburbs: A Family’s Experiment with Holy Time     The Words of Her Mouth | Psalms for the Struggle (Spong)          

Seniors and Aging

Websites & Curricula

Mini Revolutions Curriculum Monthly Subscription

Mini Revolutions is an intergenerational, monthly, digital curriculum based on the Revised Common Lectionary. Churches and families will practice the rhythms and experience the seasons of the church year through the revolutions of the liturgical calendar.

All Living the Questions curricula are available to stream or download; includes a variety of progressive topics.

Bake With the Bible: a Children's Curriculum (Church license)

edible theology offer bread-based and dinner church curricula for individuals, households, or congregations in a variety of age-groups. Find their full line-up here.

 

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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.

Watch the Overview Video

Watch the Webinar

Download Sample

Download Media Kit

Download the Preaching Guide

Short introductory teaching videos - appropriate for 7th grade - adult - enrich the Salt & Light curriculum series and can be used for teacher prep and to introduce each weekly session. The videos are free and available online.

     

WE Intergenerational Curriculum is a "faith nurture experience for your entire church family", can be used alongside DWELL or any other Faith Alive children's curricula. WE is easy to do and is designed to begin the process of intergenerational learning within your church. And it's budget-friendly!

Where Your Heart Is: An Illustrated Devotional

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  • GATHERING GENERATIONS TOGETHER

  • BLENDING WORSHIP AND EDUCATION

  • CONNECTING CHURCH AND HOME

Bible Song Cross+Gen builds a fun and life-giving cross generational (Cross+Gen) ministry by engaging the senses, the brains, and the hearts of people of all ages. Walking through the biblical narrative from Genesis through Acts, Bible Song Cross+Gen creates Biblical literacy.

Click here to order Bible Song Cross+Gen, for more information or to download a free sample.

Click here to order Bible Song Cross+Gen Journals.

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The FAITH5 Course provides the tools needed to incorporate FAITH5 into the core of children, youth and family ministry in your church.

This fun and engaging 6-session resource creates the home as a church, and the church as a home.

Click here to order the FAITH5 Course, for more information or to download a free sample.

Feasting on the Word is a lectionary based curriculum that allows all ages to study the same text each week. Preparatory materials equip leaders with the biblical background they need to feel confident with any age group.

Sample Sessions are available for:

The Free Guide offers tips for online use.

Other Book Lists

Doing Good Together encourages families to explore Our [Nation's] Storied History with children to empower all kids with stories that inspire civic engagement and a hunger for justice; includes picture books and books for teens and adults.

Seniors & Aging

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 recipeand 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

 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.