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Intergenerational & Family Ministries

We offer resources, training, and support for ministries with families of all configurations.

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February 19, 2016

Family Faith Formation: Liturgy & Ritual

Finding meaning in ritual: Connecting to God and Neighbor through practice

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Intergenerational and Family Faith Formation
March 25, 2016

2016 Christian Home Month Planning Resources for Congregations and Conferences

This collection of Christian Home Month resources is for family ministry leaders, ministry teams, and council chairpersons/coordinators […]

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Christian Home Month
May 16, 2016

Journeying Together - May 2016

Grace and peace to you and your families.    As we continue to move through this Easter Season together, […]

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Journeying With God & Each Other Newsletter
February 15, 2016

2016 Family Devotions and Observance of Pentecost

By Rev. MaryJane Pierce Norton

On Sunday, May 15, 2016, Christian churches celebrate Pentecost. For Christians, Pentecost occurs fifty days after Easter. On that day, the church […]

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Family Ministries — General Resources
July 8, 2015

Ministry in the Valley of the Shadow of Death

By Jane P. Ives

Unexpected death, such as that of a child or young person, may shock and overwhelm us with grief. Infertility and […]

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Family Ministries — General Resources
July 7, 2015

Guidance for Navigating Change

By Jane P. Ives

In Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes (Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1980), William Bridges offers insight and strategies […]

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Family Ministries — General Resources
July 7, 2015

Marriage Mentoring

A well-trained and resourced team of couples serving as marriage mentors can greatly expand and enhance your marriage ministry. Mentor […]

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Marriage Education & Enrichment
April 7, 2015

Family: Creating Ritual in the Home

Join us as we uncover how the church can help families create and participate in rituals in their homes.

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July 1, 2015

Children’s Fund for Christian Mission

 The United Methodist Children's Fund for Christian Mission helps children learn to care for others, develop good giving […]

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Mission, Stewardship & Evangelism
September 18, 2015

Resources for Couples Preparing for Marriage

By Jane P. Ives

Many churches provide counseling for couples preparing to marry. Some offer classes. Others offer resources that can help them be […]

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Marriage Preparation
April 7, 2015

Part I- Reflections on Intergenerational Ministry: Why?

By The Rev. Dr. Tanya Marie Eustace

Why Intergenerational Ministry? It reflects who we are and what we are called to do. God creates, calls, and equips […]

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Family Ministries — General Resources
February 7, 2017

Healthy Families Series: (Financial Health) Setting healthy goals

This interactive webinar will discuss how to nurture healthy giving, saving, and spending habits in your family and include ideas […]

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January 10, 2017

Healthy Families Series: (Social Health) Tackling challenges of clergy families

Join GCSRW as we look at unique stresses for clergy families including sexism and racism and how church can be […]

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December 6, 2016

Healthy Families Series: (Spiritual Health) Experiencing God together

This interactive webinar will share ways families can practice spiritual disciplines as they connect to God and each other. Webinar […]

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November 15, 2016

Healthy Families Series: (Emotional Health) Strengthening Families

Join Discipleship Ministries and General Commission on the Status and Role of Women as they share how the local church […]

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November 3, 2016

Hurry Less, Worry Less, for Families

REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR DATE: Thursday, November 3, 2016  TIME: 10:00 am Central Daylight Time PRESENTERS: Tanya Eustace,and Judy […]

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October 25, 2016

Healthy Families Series: (Physical Health) Nurturing active families

Join us for this interactive webinar on how families can grow together through play, movement and healthy nutrition. Fun and […]

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September 27, 2016

Healthy Families Series: Five Dimensions of Health

This interactive webinar will discuss how church leaders can nurture these aspects of health in their communities. Webinar leader will […]

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August 2, 2016

Healthy Families Series: What does it mean to be a family?

This interactive webinar will help participants discern the church's role in supporting family health. Webinar leaders will be DM […]

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