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Intergenerational & Family Ministries

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

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September 23, 2015

Family Faith Formation: Prayer

Being with God in prayer sustains us in life, in death, and in the life beyond our death. We know […]

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Intergenerational and Family Faith Formation
January 21, 2016

2016 Family Study for Lent

By MaryJane Pierce Norton

The church season of Lent is a good time to begin the practice of weekly family devotions. Each week during […]

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Worship with Children
August 14, 2015

Intergenerational Ministry Book Club: Current Book Discussion and Webinar

In his latest book on Intergenerational Ministry, "Reimagining Faith Formation for the 21st Century", John Roberto invites readers to imagine […]

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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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Webinars
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
March 15, 2016

Children and Family Webchat

REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR DATE: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 TIME: 12:00 pm Central Standard Time PRESENTERS: Tanya Eustace, Director of Children and Intergenerational […]

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Family Ministries — General Resources
March 10, 2016

Passing it On: Book Club Q&A with Kara Lassen Oliver

Book Club conversation with the Kara Lassen Oliver, author of Passing It On

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Family Ministries — General Resources
February 11, 2016

Why Intergenerational Ministry?

Come explore the fundamentals of intergenerational faith formation with Rev. Melissa Cooper from LECFamily in the Florida Annual […]

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Intergenerational & Family
February 10, 2016

2016 Family Study for Lent

By MaryJane Pierce Norton

The church season of Lent is a good time to begin the practice of weekly family devotions. Each week during […]

Article
Family Ministries — General Resources
January 14, 2016

Family Faith Formation Series: Resolutions, Goals, and Ministry Plans

It is a new year! This is a time when many of us create New Year's resolutions, set new […]

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Intergenerational and Family Faith Formation
January 7, 2016

Book Review: “The Sacred Search: What if It’s Not About Who You Marry, But Why?”

By Jane P. Ives

Author Gary Thomas urges Christians to base their choice of whether and whom to marry on Matthew 6:33: “Seek first […]

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Marriage Preparation
January 3, 2016

Family Observance of Epiphany

By MaryJane Pierce Norton

By following the story in the Gospels of Luke and of Matthew, we know the magi (wise men) did not […]

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Family Ministries — General Resources
December 28, 2015

Helping Individuals Transform Their Marriages

By Jane P. Ives

Marriage partners CAN influence each other, especially if they learn to control their reactivity and break out of negative behavior […]

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Marriage
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