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Seminary Corner: Ritual Revolution

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Andre Jordan “AJ” WallaceSecond-Year StudentPrinceton Seminary       I sometimes wonder if the church has forgotten that bearing the image of God is a communal task (Genesis 1:26).  I say this out of recognition of the cultural practice of not often including young people in our regular rhythms of worship. Yes, we have our Youth Sundays and children’s sermons that take up a few moments of a service, but many of our congregations probably don’t have consistent liturgies that are truly intergenerational.   Why don’t we have children regularly lead us in our worship services? Why do we seem to embrace the idea that young children cannot testify and bear witness to the...

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Growing Mutual Investment in Worship

Posted by Liz Perraud at

Liz PerraudExecutive DirectorGenOn Ministries       GenOn Ministries defines intergenerational ministry as nurturing Christ-centered community by bringing together two or more generations in planned and purposeful settings, where all are mutually invested. Intergenerational ministry is more than faith formation curriculum. It is about infusing the whole church with an ethos—the characteristic spirit of the community guided by its beliefs or ideas. Eventually, this intergenerational spirit impacts everyone and everything. Where to begin? GenOn has identified four ministry areas for the church: worship, study, service, and fellowship. We suggest using our free Snapshot tool with a team to evaluate and...

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Are You Planning a Church Retreat?

Posted by Suzie Lane at

Retreats are excellent settings for growing intergenerational relationships. And, now we have a BRAND NEW resource in our All God’s Children series that is designed for your retreat! ALL GOD’S CHILDREN: THE CHURCH FAMILY GATHERS FOR RETREAT Church programs often separate people by age for education and fellowship activities. A retreat is a unique extended event designed to set aside time for spiritual growth where we leave our usual routine and settle into God’s presence for personal growth, spiritual solace and strengthening relationships. It is a time to surround ourselves with love and grow deeper in our journey with God....

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Ash Tags

Posted by Liz Perraud at

No one would have been surprised with a restless, noisy congregation as this was the end of a LOGOS evening. And it was a worship service with lots of readings and unfamiliar songs. But it wasn't restless or noisy.

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Hands

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My favorite hand of all though came from a 4 (and a half!) year old...

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