Category Archives: Cross Generational Ministries

Journey to the Cross

Here we are in the first days of Lent.  During this season, we stand in the shadow of the cross and come face to face with the messiness of our lives. It is our challenge to keep our eyes on … Continue reading

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Frogs Without Legs Can’t Hear – the role of HOME in Faith Formation

FrogsWithoutLegs-022711 What are the assumptions we make about how faith formation takes place? Why is “what we always did” not working? “Frogs Without Legs” explores these questions and looks at the importance of Home in a young person’s faith development. … Continue reading

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Cookie Prayers

I did this with our group at Christmas time, but this could be a really fun and easy to prepare activity anytime — especially this week if you decide to talk about Shrove Tuesday traditions. This is adapted from an … Continue reading

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Modeling the way

I thought I knew something about modeling the way for young people.  I thought I was a youth leader with experience and the wisdom of others guiding the way.  And then I met “Lucy”.  “Lucy” is a Jehovah’s Witness.  I … Continue reading

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Waiting

One of the strengths here at my congregation is that we do Advent well.  Our entire congregation knows what the season of Advent is, we celebrate together, the kids talk about how it is celebrated in their homes, and we … Continue reading

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An “Imposter” Faith

A recent CNN article talks about the recently published book “Almost Christian” by Kendra Creasy Dean. The book looks at the changing face of Christianity for teenagers, but perhaps not in the way you might expect. It argues that teenagers … Continue reading

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Musicians have to eat too…

contributed by Pam Zimmer Are you thinking about hosting a concert at your church in the near future? Have you thought about how your congregation will pay for the concert? These are some of the questions that I have been … Continue reading

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Welcome!

Welcome to the NEW Children, Youth and Family Ministries Blog. Through this blog, we want to share the good things happening in our churches. We want to help leaders find ideas and resources and be refreshed. We want to build … Continue reading

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