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Skills and Gills When Solomon found himself in over his head, he sought God's help. Likewise, when we find ourselves in similar situations, realizing our limits, we are in a perfect position to discover all that God can do. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Day1 | Author: Timothy T. Boggess The Church and the World of Genetic Research: Enemies or Partners in Conversation? In this article Nancy Duff responds to critics from both sides of the science conversation about genetic research to discuss the role and responsibility of the church within this discussion. Resource type: Article | Source: Day1 | Author: Nancy Duff Open Wide the Doors In his sermon on John 10:19-22 and Acts 2:1-21 for the Day of Pentecost (Year C), Alan Sherouse argues that sometimes the things we close ourselves off from can be used to renew and redeem us. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Day1 | Author: Alan P Sherouse 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 Two of the Sweetest Words Ever Spoken This sermon preaches that God always makes the first move in seeking us out, as God did Saul. And in God's command to Ananias to visit this murderer of Christians, we see God's grace at work. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Day1 | Author: Peter W. Marty 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 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 Full Text Hymns on Adulthood Our Parent, by Whose Name©
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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 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.... Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Leah Yarrow Young Adults Show Increased Interest in Christianity An illustration by Linda Kulman about how college-age adults participate in religious life, appropriate for Psalm 63:1, Psalm 24:6, and John 10:10. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Linda Kulman 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 Young Adults Mix Sex with Drugs This survey shows how drug and alcohol affect sexual behaviors of American teenagers and young adults. It could be used as a sermon illustration for Ezekiel 16:36-43, Romans 1:23-24, 8:5-11, 13:13-14, and 1 Peter 4:3-4. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Michael Herman Intimately Connected in Harvest Work Katharine Jefferts Schori shares how little reminders can serve as signs of God at work in this world and they can help deliver us from the service of self. Resource type: Article | Source: Day1 | Author: Katharine Jefferts Schori The Pain of Pretension Thomas Lane Butts explores some of the problems of seeking acceptance through pretension and reminds us that we can find security in God who accepts us just as we are. Resource type: Article | Source: Day1 | Author: Thomas Lane Butts
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