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Family Ministry

For Intergenerational & Cross-generational Ministry

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Building lifelong faith requires connections across all generations

Explore recommended resources and events for Family and Intergenerational / Cross-Generational Ministries

"So we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members of one another."

- Romans 12:5

Family Ministry Resources

ELCA First Third of Life Faith Formation Resources for Families: Visit ministrylinks.online to browse many more ministry and seasonal resources! Some highlights include:

The Generosity Project: The Generosity Project is an intergenerational, household-focused approach to stewardship. Its goals are to connect generations, create centers for the faith practice of generosity, and grow in God’s grace generation to generation.

A Vision for A New Faith Forming Ecosystem — Designed by Vibrant Faith

Family Faith Formation — Vibrant Faith Resources for Faith Formation Innovation

Imaginative Prayer — Yearlong Guide for Parents to Guide Their Children's Spiritual Formation

Milestones Ministry — Recognizing God's presence in everyday moments

Peer Ministry Leadership — A ministry for all denominations based on Christian theology which flows from the Good Samaritan Story, with emphases on relational caring, welcoming and affirming skills.

Practical Resources for Churches (PRC): Intergenerational Ministry — The NC Synod is excited to be a member of the PRC to offer you these resources for free! What is the PRC? Their mission is to provide faith communities time- effective, cost-efficient, and results-oriented programs and services to help your congregation fulfill your mission and ministry. Click the link above to have access to a plethora of webinars, materials, and other resources!

Salt Project — Progressive church print resources, including seasonal family devotionals

Taking Faith Home — Lectionary-based bulletin insert resource

Traci Smith — Faithful Families: Helping families find time for connection and spiritual nourishment amid the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Intergenerational Faith Formation Resources

ELCA First Third of Life Faith Formation Resources for Intergenerational Ministry: Visit ministrylinks.online to browse many more ministry and seasonal resources! Some highlights include:

ELCA Grassroots Initiatives

  • Book of Faith — All are invited to open scripture and join the conversation.
    • Purpose = To increase biblical literacy and fluency for the sake of the world.
  • Life of Faith — Builds off the Book of Faith initiative to equip all God's saints for the work of ministry. 
    • Purpose = To stir up a culture change that frees us to make the service by the baptized in the arenas of daily life the central focus of the church's mission.
    • Resource: 5 Gifts Implementation Guide

A Vision for A New Faith Forming Ecosystem — Designed by Vibrant Faith

Intergenerational Faith Formation — Vibrant Faith Resources for Faith Formation Innovation

Milestones Ministry — Recognizing God's presence in everyday moments

Practical Resources for Churches (PRC): Intergenerational Ministry  The NC Synod is excited to be a member of the PRC to offer you these resources for free! What is the PRC? Their mission is to provide faith communities time- effective, cost-efficient, and results-oriented programs and services to help your congregation fulfill your mission and ministry. Click the link above to have access to a plethora of webinars, materials, and other resources!

Visual Faith Project — A practice that guides people through imagery into deeper faith formation.

Table Salt Devotions

Lectionary-based Family Devotions prepared by Meghan Large Richter and Cassie McIntosh Overcash, former NC Synod Youth & Family Interns

Year A

Table Salt Devotions for Year A will be added prior to Winter 2022.

Year B (current 2020-2021)

Year C

Table Salt Devotions for Year C will be added prior to Winter 2021.

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