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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. Resource type: Article | Source: Ministry Matters | Author: Missy Buchanan 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) Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: Fuller Studio | Author: Steve Argue Faith Formation in Children, Teens and Emerging Adults Children think differently from adults. Greater understanding of how children think can help parents, pastors and ministry leaders foster healthy faith in each stage of development. Resource type: Article | Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship | Author: Marjorie Lindner Gunnoe Older Adults and Worship Joan Huyser-Honig showcases opportunities for churches to nurture faith formation in, by and with aging adults. Resource type: Practical How-To | Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship | Author: Joan Huyser-Honig Worshiping on Rally Day In this Worshiping with Children article, Carolyn Brown draws help from the lectionary for preparing children and adults for the imminent school year. Worshiping with Children is a weekly resource for engaging and kid-friendly worship. Resource type: Article | Source: Worshiping With Children | Author: Carolyn Brown Free-Form Worship on Epiphany Carolyn Brown at Worshiping with Children encourages worship leaders to explain the symbolism of light and flame in the celebration of Epiphany. This makes for an age-inclusive and engaging worship environment for children and adults alike.... Resource type: Article | Source: Worshiping With Children | Author: Carolyn Brown 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... Resource type: Article | Source: Discipleship Ministries 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. Resource type: Article | Source: Discipleship Ministries | Author: Carol F. Krau Crafting Print Announcements that Welcome Children and their Adults Bulletins almost always ignore children, except to direct them to leave the sanctuary. Here are a few ways to make child-friendly resources more prominent on bulletins and at the entrance. Resource type: Practical How-To | Source: Worshiping With Children | Author: Carolyn Brown Emerging Adults, Emerging Worship We are currently observing a new phenomenon within the development of young adults: emerging adulthood. This workshop will provide a definition of emerging adulthood and why this matters for the church and its worship. Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship | Author: Todd Cioffi Full Text Hymns on Adulthood Our Parent, by Whose Name©
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Reasons Young Adults Leave Church A sermon illustration by Cathy Lynn Grossman on statistics about why young adults leave Protestant churches. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Cathy Lynn Grossman As Adults We Ask 119 Less Questions Every Day An illustration by Mark Batterson, describing that adults ask fewer questions than children, appropriate for 2 Peter 3:18, 1 Peter 2:2, and 2 Timothy 3:15. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Mark Batterson A Passion for Helping Children Understand Palm Sunday With Jesus' triumphal as the backdrop, the resources provided here offer a variety of ways to help children and adults celebrate the meaning and importance of Palm Sunday. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Worshiping With Children | Author: Carolyn Brown Fears of Divorce Drive Young Adults to Avoid Marriage A study finds that fear is the driving force behind young adults not getting married, appropriate for Ephesians 5:22-33, Matthew 19:3-9, and Matthew 5:31-32. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today Illustrating the Bulletin for Children The bulletins we provide are always aimed at adults, so it should be no surprise that children think that congregational worship is not for them. Here are a few ways a bulletin can become child friendly. Resource type: Practical How-To | Source: Worshiping With Children | Author: Carolyn Brown Adults Honoring Their Parents Honoring our parents can be a complicated thing and sometimes even more so as adult children. Reflecting on various biblical texts this meditation considers how honoring our parents is related to honoring God. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Day1 | Author: James Ellis, III Survey Lists Top Supernatural Experiences of U.S. Adults An illustration by Anne Carey and Veronica Salazar presents survey lists of the top supernatural experiences of U.S. adults, appropriate for Matthew 14:26, 1 Samuel 28, and Leviticus 20:6. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Anne R. Carey Celebrating God on Trinity Sunday Understanding the trinity is challenging. Explaining the trinity to children is very challenging. The ideas suggested here will prove helpful in exploring creative ways to explain this doctrine to children (adults too!). Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Worshiping With Children | Author: Carolyn Brown
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