Resources in Theology Formation and Evangelism

Worship Books and Intergenerational Ministry

There are many features of a liturgical service book (and the 2018 Book of Common Worship in particular) that, although they are often overlooked, can help to shape vibrant, active, and creative intergenerational worship. Here are a few of them.

This is My Song

Within the pages of a hymnal one can find centuries of theological wisdom, spiritual insight, and practical guidance for faithful living. Here are twelve creative ideas and accessible strategies for using hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs in the church’s ministry of education and formation for discipleship.

Making Music in the Meantime

The following ideas are offered for congregations as they navigate the return to public worship and seek to bridge online and in-person gatherings. These suggestions may need to be adapted for a particular context of ministry. They should be undertaken only insofar as local resources and current conditions allow.

Sabbath Practices Ministry Kit for Camp

The Sabbath Practices Ministry Kit for Camp looks at how to engage each of the essential practices (Hospitality, Prayer, Service, Storytelling and Retreat) in a camp or conference center setting. Each practice section includes things to consider and ways to engage. A list of suggested resources is included as well.

Sabbath Practices Ministry Kit for Adults

The Sabbath Practices Ministry Kit for Adults looks at how to engage each of the essential practices (Hospitality, Prayer, Service, Storytelling and Retreat) with adults in your life. Each practice section includes things to consider and ways to engage. A list of suggested resources is included as well.

Sabbath Practices Ministry Kit for Young Adults

The Sabbath Practices Ministry Kit for Young Adults looks at how to engage each of the essential practices (Hospitality, Prayer, Service, Storytelling and Retreat) with the young adults in your life. Each practice section includes things to consider and ways to engage. A list of suggested resources is included as well.

Sabbath Practices Ministry Kit for Seasons of the Church

The Sabbath Practices Ministry Kit for Seasons of the Church looks at how to engage each of the essential practices (Hospitality, Prayer, Service, Storytelling and Retreat) in communal worship based on the liturgical year and special seasonal emphases.

Sabbath Practices Ministry Kit for Youth

The Sabbath Practices Ministry Kit for Youth looks at how to engage each of the essential practices (Hospitality, Prayer, Service, Storytelling and Retreat) with the youth in your life. Each practice section includes things to consider and ways to engage. A list of suggested resources is included as well.

Intergenerational Sabbath Practices Ministry Kit

The Intergenerational Sabbath Practices Ministry Kit looks at how to engage each of the essential practices (Hospitality, Prayer, Service, Storytelling and Retreat) at intergenerational gatherings. Use this ministry kit as you teach and guide your faith community into becoming an intergenerational community of faith. Each practice section includes things to consider and ways to engage…. Read more »