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Intergenerational & Family Ministries

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

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New & Noteworthy:

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
May 26, 2016

Healthy Families Webinar Series

Discipleship Ministries, GCSRW, and GBPHB are joining together to explore what it means to nurture and support healthy […]

September 21, 2017

Thanksgiving Celebrations for the Home

By MaryJane Pierce Norton

“An attitude of gratitude” — that’s what we seek to instill in ourselves and in our […]

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Family Ministries — General Resources
April 3, 2017

2017 Christian Home Month Planning Resources for Congregations and Conferences

Families Called to Love — Over the past months, through the tumult of the presidential election in The United States […]

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Christian Home Month
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
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
December 3, 2017

2017 Advent Home Worship

By MaryJane Pierce Norton

Advent is the season when we prepare ourselves to receive God's gift of Jesus. It is a time of  […]

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Family Ministries — General Resources
November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Celebrations for the Home

By MaryJane Pierce Norton

“An attitude of gratitude” — that’s what we seek to instill in ourselves and in our […]

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Family Ministries — General Resources
October 9, 2017

How Men’s Ministries Can Strengthen Marriages, Families, and Other Relationships

By Jane P. Ives

By nurturing spiritual growth, by providing supportive relationships and opportunities for mentoring, and by teaching basic relationship and communication skills, […]

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Family Ministries — General Resources
September 14, 2017

Essential Communication Skills for Powerful Relationships

By Jane P. Ives

This uniquely appealing and well-grounded online workshop offers about an hour of video mini-lectures on communication, providing clear directions for […]

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Marriage Education & Enrichment
August 7, 2017

Nurturing Recovery from Verbal and Emotional Abuse

By Jane P. Ives

Verbal abuse, even more than physical abuse, may cause wounds that are long lasting and difficult to heal, perhaps because […]

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Marriage
July 31, 2017

Marriage and Family Ministries Upcoming Events and Training Opportunities

Updated July 2017. Jane P. Ives offers this list of marriage and family ministry events that have been recommended by […]

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Family Ministries — General Resources
July 12, 2017

10 Great Dates: Resources for Marriage Education and Enrichment

By Jane P. Ives

Claudia and David Arp have updated their classic 10 Great Dates resources, making them more relevant and appropriate for current generations […]

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Marriage
June 7, 2017

The Fine Art of Asking

By Jane P. Ives

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be […]

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Marriage
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