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This FREE booklet is an invaluable resource for anyone engaged in ministry with children and their families. Drawing on the extensive experience of Dr. Vivienne Mountain, this practical resource combines insights from both theology and psychology in a very readable form. In the climate of increased scrutiny of churches in relation to safe practice – and the need for churches to be able to demonstrate the practical steps they have taken – this unique product is especially useful for the resourcing of ministry teams. Topics succinctly covered include…

 

  • Grief and Loss
  • Care for the Carer
  • The Importance of Children
  • Inclusion of Those with a Disability
  • Understanding Mental Health Issues
  • Understanding Healthy Development
  • Trauma and Transition Issues for Children
  • The Church Responding to Community Disaster

 

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If you would like to arrange bulk copies for your denomination or organization, please e-mail chris.barnett@ctm.uca.edu.au.

These NEW resources for Pentecost 2018 continue the flavour of the Risen and Real series of intergenerational resources. Below you will find suggestions for a Call to Worship, Prayer, Bible Art and Bible Engagement/Early Word (x2). Alternatively, you can find all the resources at Pentecost 2018. If you would like to be notified when future intergenerational resources become available, please e-mail chris.barnett@ctm.uca.edu.au.

 

These Risen and Real: Resources for Intergenerational Worship are the result of the latest collaboration between Intergen (formerly the VCCE) and the Centre for Theology and Ministry (CTM). Covering the Sundays of the Easter season from Sunday April 8 to Sunday May 13 in 2018, these lectionary-based resource contains a wealth of ideas suitable for use in the “first 20 minutes” of a typical worship service including…

  • Intergenerational music suggestions
  • Early Word/Bible Engagement ideas
  • A Call to Worship and that can be used across the entire season
  • A Prayer of Confession that can be used across the entire season

The entire suite of resources is available via Risen and Real: Resources for Intergenerational Worship.

 

 

 

In this edition of Engage Together, covering the season of Lent, you will find a range of suggestions to encourage greater participation by people of all ages and to help foster intentional intergenerational connections. The material includes… links to other resources for Lent and Easter additional music resources an interactive…

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Produced by the CTM, with material provided by Beth Barnett and Cath James, the 2017 CTM Multi-age Advent Resource is full of ideas suitable for use in household, small group and congregational contexts.

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This new and FREE resource, covering the Sundays in December, includes links to other resources, three different options for Advent Wreath/Candle lighting litanies and five worship service outlines (one for each week in December). Taking as its foundation the suggested readings from the Revised Common Lectionary, Engage Together is especially suitable for particular denominations (such as the Anglican, Lutheran and Uniting Churches) and usable by any church. Broadly speaking, this resource addresses the Welcome, Call to Worship, Prayer of Confession, Music, Bible Reading and Prayers of the People elements often found in a typical worship service – plus it also includes a Take Home suggestion for each week.

As always, your feedback on these resources will be gratefully received. Please e-mail your comments to chris.barnett@ctm.uca.edu.au.

Download the entire resource here at CTM Resourcing

Engage Together – Generating Intergenerational Worship Ideas

Engage Together – Generating Intergenerational Worship Ideas, a new, FREE intergenerational worship resource, is now available for download.  Comprising five main sections, four focusing on one element of a typical service – Call to Worship, Music, Prayer and Bible Reading – plus one on Take Home ideas, each section contains tips, suggestions, a list of ideas and a number of worked examples (with each of the examples drawn from previous editions of Engage Together).

Engage Together – Generating Intergenerational Worship Ideas

Suitable for use whether you are following the lectionary or not, these resources from the VCCE may be used wherever liturgically appropriate in a service, including as part of an Early Word/ Children’s Talk time. As always, your feedback on these resources will be gratefully received. Please e-mail your comments…

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This new and FREE resource takes as its source material the suggested readings from the Revised Common Lectionary, thus making it especially suitable for particular denominations (such as the Anglican, Lutheran and Uniting Churches) and usable by any church. Its basic approach is to take as a foundation the general principles of multi-age worship – such as seeking to be multi-sensory, multi-intelligence and multi-ability aware – and add a layer of intergenerational awareness. Broadly speaking, this resource addresses the Welcome, Call to Worship, Prayer of Confession, Music, Bible Reading and Prayers of the People elements often found in a typical worship service. This edition also includes a Take Home suggestion for each week.

As always, your feedback on these resources will be gratefully received. Please e-mail your comments to chris.barnett@ctm.uca.edu.au.

Download the entire resource here at CTM Resourcing

This new and FREE resource takes as its source material the suggested readings from the Revised Common Lectionary, thus making it especially suitable for particular denominations (such as the Anglican, Lutheran and Uniting Churches) and usable by any church. Its basic approach is to take as a foundation the general principles of multi-age worship – such as seeking to be multi-sensory, multi-intelligence and multi-ability aware – and add a layer of intergenerational awareness. Broadly speaking, this resource addresses the Welcome, Call to Worship, Prayer of Confession, Music and Bible Reading elements often found in the first third of a mainline worship service.

As always, your feedback on these resources will be gratefully received. Please e-mail your comments to chris.barnett@ctm.uca.edu.au.

Download the entire resource here at CTM Resourcing

The following weeks are also available for individual download …