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Bringing the Intergenerational Relationship Piece to Bible Lessons

LIFT Engages All Ages at Trinity UCC

Planning for Fall Faith Formation? 5 Great Reasons to Look at GenOn's Faith for Life Bible Study Curriculum

More Advent Ideas for Your Church!

Sunday LIFT Winter Sessions Now Available!

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Bringing the Intergenerational Relationship Piece to Bible Lessons

Posted by Tracey Daniels at

Marla Paulson Director of Youth and Family Ministry St. John’s Lutheran Church Bloomer, WI It’s that time of the year when I, as the Youth Director of a Lutheran congregation in Wisconsin, begin to make decisions concerning what curriculum will be used for the Sunday and Wednesday faith formation programs that are offered. I have been the Director of Youth and Family Ministry for 20 years. During the month of June, I take time to go through the evaluations that volunteers have given concerning lesson plans, how difficult or easy they were to use, etc. For several years I was...

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LIFT Engages All Ages at Trinity UCC

Posted by Liz Perraud at

Trinity United Church of Christ in Wooster, Ohio introduced Sunday LIFT (Living in Faith Together) to their congregation this spring, right after Easter. Church leaders hoped LIFT would help get more people involved outside of their worship services and usual Sunday school classes. And it did! Director of Christian Education and the Arts Suzanne Feltner shared, “Many said it was a wonderful time of fellowship and that the activities engaged people of all ages.” Suzanne also said that the curriculum was easy to follow and offered things some people would not normally do, like make a rain gauge, discuss scripture...

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Planning for Fall Faith Formation? 5 Great Reasons to Look at GenOn's Faith for Life Bible Study Curriculum

Posted by Suzie Lane at

GenOn Ministries’ believes that Bible study curriculum for young people is most effective in growing Christ-centered disciples when it… …is rooted in one or more Biblical passages. Faith for Life is. …provides opportunities for young people to express their faith through decision-making, relationships, service to others, worship, and personal devotional time. Faith for Life provides these opportunities. …reflects a keen awareness of varied faith formation settings. Faith for Life is written by Christian education leaders from various Christian denominations in a wide variety of settings. …is flexible, working in single or multi-graded groups, in a variety of timeframes and calendars,...

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More Advent Ideas for Your Church!

Posted by Suzie Lane at

Sunday LIFT Advent Imagine an intergenerational gathering during Advent where all ages enjoy fellowship, fun, Bible study and prayer. Our Sunday LIFT Advent includes 4 sessions. Do one or do them all. LIFT (Living In Faith Together) for Advent has 4 detailed lesson plans, is easy to lead, and is a creative and inspirational way to wait for the birth of Christ. What does Rev. Ivy Beckwith say about Sunday LIFT? "Sunday LIFT is a flexible resource that can be used every week, once a month, or at other times in the church year. The format includes time for the...

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Sunday LIFT Winter Sessions Now Available!

Posted by Tracey Daniels at

 Winter units for intergenerational Sunday faith formation: Advent - A four-week journey through the scriptures of Matthew, helping participants prepare for the arrival of Christ. (4 sessions) Adventure Awaits - Take off on an adventure as you travel through scripture, hearing stories from Egypt and Asia and learning the reasons why people were traveling in the New Testament. (4 sessions) Snuggle Up with God - Pushes participants to spend time in relationship as we grow our faith and enjoy the end of the winter season. (4 sessions) Sessions available here!  Sunday LIFT is GenOn Ministries’ Sunday morning faith formation intergenerational curriculum....

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