Search ResultsEmpowering Young Adults Practical worship planning notes, a responsive congregational reading based on Luke 13:10-17, and music suggestions for a Young Adult worship service in the African American Lectionary that encourages active engagement with young adults in the community. Daniel and young adults today Quincy Rineheart's sermon outline on Daniel 6:16-28 relates God's faithfulness in Daniel's life to challenges faced by young adults. "God does not allow a situation to happen to us without getting in the situation with us." The Religious and Spiritual Lives of Emerging Adults An audio recording of a workshop focused on understanding the latest social scientific research on the religious beliefs and practices of young people as they transition to adulthood. Transitions of Older Adulthood Describing the challenges of losing independence in old age, this article by Missy Buchanan discusses how church leaders can serve older adults by facilitating care, adapting worship, encouraging ministry participation, and retaining community connections. Jesus and Children: Commentary on Colossians 3:20-21 Adults and parents, in the church, have the responsibility to bring children up in the faith as Jason Reynolds reminds us in his commentary on Colossians 3:20-21. He gives biblical exegesis, descriptive details, and more. Emerging Adulthood In this podcast, Steven Argue reflects on intellectual dissonance and the fear of relational fallout, and encourages churches to respond to emerging adults with compassion before addressing their intellectual questions. (Length: 3:01) Older Adults and Worship Christianity can grow by developing a theology of aging that counters stigmas and stereotypes of older adults. Joan Huyser-Honig shares helpful resources for churches to nurture faith formation in, by and with aging adults. Ministering to Older Adults with Music How might you use music to reach out to and minister to senior adults? What effect would a substantial increase in your church’s senior adults have on your worship, stewardship, education, congregational care, facilities, staffing, and... What Can You Do in Forty Days? The Lenten Journey and Adults Lent provides a perfect opportunity for engaging adults in your congregation in some form of learning and formation. Here are a few ideas for adult small groups. Full Text Hymns on Adulthood Our Parent, by Whose Name©
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Luke 15:11-32: A Choral Reading A drama script based on Luke 15:11-32, the parable of the prodigal son, adapted for 4 speakers (adults or youth). It features an older and younger son, their father, and a narrator. Adults Negligent in Affirming Kids A sermon illustration about the power adults have to influence the lives of children. A recent study confirms this, but also reveals that few adults participate in children's lives as much as they say they should.... Emerging Adults, Emerging Worship We are currently observing a new phenomenon within the development of young adults: emerging adulthood. This workshop provides a definition of emerging adulthood and why this matters for the church and its worship. Jesus and Hip Hop Culture Worship planning notes, a responsive reading, and music suggestions for a Young Adult Sunday worship service in the African American Lectionary that focuses on encouraging and celebrating the involvement of young adults in the church. Young Adult Sunday This sermon starter from the African American Lectionary provides commentary on 1 Corinthians 13:11-12 for celebrating a Young Adult Sunday. Let the Children Come This article explores the inclusion of children in worship, suggesting that splitting into age-divided worship each Sunday doesn't necessarily result in kids who go on to choose worship as adults. Homecoming In a context of church "homecoming," Christopher Michael Jones's commentary on Jeremiah 31:7-10 discusses God's promise to return Israel's survivors from exile to their ancestral homeland.