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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 […]

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
February 15, 2016

2017 Family Devotions and Observance of Pentecost

By Rev. MaryJane Pierce Norton

On Sunday, June 4, 2017, 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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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
June 4, 2017

2017 Family Devotions and Observance of Pentecost

By Rev. MaryJane Pierce Norton

On Sunday, June 4, 2017, 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
May 10, 2017

Marriage and Family Ministries Upcoming Events and Training Opportunities

Updated May 2017. Two marriage and family ministry-related organizations, Better Marriages and Marriage Encounter/Engaged Encounter United Methodist, have historically […]

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Family Ministries — General Resources
May 9, 2017

Ascension Sunday with Children and Families

By Melanie C. Gordon

Ascension Day is one of three holy days that did not fall on a Sunday that John Wesley kept in […]

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Family Ministries — General Resources
May 1, 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
April 19, 2017

Summer 2017 Training Opportunity: NARME Summit

By Jane P. Ives

The National Association for Relationship and Marriage Education (NARME) is holding a Summit in Denver, Colorado, July 28-30, 2017, […]

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Marriage Education & Enrichment
April 4, 2017

Book Review: Making Marriage Simple

By Jane P. Ives

Each of the ten chapters in Making Marriage Simple explores an essential truth gleaned by the authors from decades of […]

Book Review
Family Ministries — General Resources
March 13, 2017

Safe Conversations Nurture Healing and Growth

By Jane P. Ives

Harville Hendricks and Helen LaKelly Hunt offer a new program called "Safe Conversations" designed to provide couples, families, and organizations […]

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Family Ministries — General Resources
March 1, 2017

2017 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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Family Ministries — General Resources
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