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Lora Copley on Preparing Families for Sunday Worship
If you have been wanting to start or strengthen your family’s faith formation, perhaps the new coronavirus pandemic offers a novel opportunity.
Conversation | May 01, 2020
Lora Copley and Elizabeth Vander Haagen on Family Prayer and Worship
Families spending more time together during COVID-19 stay-at-home orders have the opportunity to nurture—or begin—daily practices of family worship and prayer.
Conversation | May 01, 2020
Intergenerational Youth Ministry During COVID-19
Congregations looking to keep their members connected as the body of Christ could organize a “mail buddy” system, pairing children and youth with other church members homebound because of COVID-19.
Article | April 14, 2020
Children in the Worshiping Community
2020 Calvin Symposium on Worship | Workshop
Audio | February 28, 2020
The Lord's Supper Liturgy
Lord's Supper liturgy that includes children asking questions.
Resource Guide | October 08, 2019
Teaching Children about the Meaning of the Lord's Supper
Gathering at God's Table is a new, vividly-illustrated bilingual children's book which introduces young children to the meaning and significance of the Lord's Supper
Audio | February 22, 2017
Faith Formation in Children, Teens and Emerging Adults
Children think differently from adults. Greater understanding of how children think can help parents, pastors and ministry leaders foster healthy faith in each stage of development.
Article | September 21, 2016
Faith Formation from Birth to Age 20
This fast-paced audio session is helpful for parents, teachers, mentors and anyone who cares about the faith formation of the next generation.
Audio | August 24, 2016
Olivia Stewart on Young Children and Worship
It sounds counter-intuitive, especially today. But it turns out that helping children learn to get quiet in their own ways is huge for helping them encounter God.
Conversation | January 21, 2016
Children and Worship: Helping Them to Experience God
This video provides information on the Children & Worship program and why it is so effective in the spiritual development of young children.
Video | January 05, 2016
Liturgy, Anthropology, and Life Cycle
How do children worship best? How can worship help young people through the teen years? What practices of worship resonate most with adults and elderly people?
Audio | February 23, 2015
A New Vision for Children in the Worshiping Community
This article translated into Korean calls for worship services that seek to enable the participation of adults and children alike.
Article | November 17, 2014
Kathy Hanson on Youth Delivering Homilies
Usually teachers give the homily during daily worship at Mustard Seed School in Hoboken, New Jersey. When the school asked every eighth grader to give a homily, the results surprised and blessed the whole community.
Conversation | November 07, 2014
What Makes All Ages Delight in the Psalms
The learning went both ways when two school communities decided to “dwell in the Psalms” for a year. Their Psalms-based creations revealed that the Spirit can work through kids and adults of any age to nourish faith.
Feature Story | November 07, 2014
The Church of All Ages Annotated Bibliography
An annotated bibliography of resources useful to reach all ages of a congregation.
Bibliography | April 16, 2014
Daisy Rhau on Children, Creation Care and Worship
In this edited conversation, based on email and phone conversations in September 2013, Daisy Rhau talks about the Christian Education committee members’ awareness that “the children were deeply invested in earth care.”
Conversation | October 09, 2013
Jeff Meyers on Signing Bibles to Promote Intergenerational Faith Formation
Pastor Jeff Meyers explains why First Union members write in Bibles presented to youth graduating from fifth grade and high school.
Conversation | October 03, 2013
Talking with Children about the Sacraments
These two mothers of young children have a particular interest in helping children understand what it means to be baptized and to participate in the Lord’s Supper.
Audio | January 27, 2012
Joel Schoon-Tanis on Creating Collaborative Art with Kids
Schoon-Tanis has created many murals with kids in schools and youth homes. Here he talks about how to create collaborative art with kids.
Feature Story | Conversation | Video | December 19, 2011