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Resources to help Christians both young and seasoned walk more fully in the way of Jesus

How to Engage Active Kids in Sunday School

How can we engage active kids in learning during Sunday School? While our temptation might be to label a child’s inability to engage in a lesson as a behavioural issue, we must also consider that the lesson likely wasn’t created with active, hands-on learners in mind. Our goal as Christian Educators is to help children encounter Jesus, learn about the life of faith and grow as young disciples. There are fun and interactive ways to do this that will capture the attention and imagination of active children.

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Ways to Incorporate the Artistic Gifts of the Congregation into Worship

Music is a common art form used in worship, but what about other forms of art? Chances are there are many artistic talents in your congregation that could be used to glorify God and beautify your church’s sanctuary. There are many easy ways to facilitate participation from congregation members of all ages in sharing their gifts through creative expression.

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Ways to Create Vibrant Worship for All Ages

As part of her studies at Virginia Theological Seminary, Sarah Bentley Allred—editor at the faith formation website, Building Faith —had the opportunity to visit congregations practicing intergenerational worship. While most church services are multigenerational (i.e., many generations are present in worship together), intergenerational worship is intentionally designed with the needs of people of diverse ages in mind. Bentley Allred’s visits led her to identify five key traits present in churches that seek to equally value people of all ages in worship.

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Peacemaking in Times of Chaos

Ask any teen or young adult how they feel about the world these days and their answers will reflect a mixture of youthful optimism and fearful worry. The realities of our collective issues, such as social conflict, political violence and environmental destruction, combined with personal struggles leads many people to believe that chaos rules life. This issue offers ideas and tools for exploring how to be peacemakers in times of chaos.

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Confirmation Programs in The Presbyterian Church in Canada

Many people might be astonished to find pre-teens or teens spending time questioning and learning from church leaders. It is at this age that many youth withdraw from our congregations. Their absence, or at least their smaller numbers, have left many of us wondering what to do about confirmation. This issue focuses on confirmation programs and the resources used and available in the PCC.

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The Role of Grandparents and Caring Adults in Faith Formation of Children and Youth

Church researchers and leaders suggest that grandparents and caring adults in our faith communities can play a significant part today in the faith formation of young people. This resource explores that role and how to equip adults for it.

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