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New for 2018:

Engage Together Survey– Intergenerational worship ideas 2017

If you looked at and/or used any of the Engage Together resources from last year we would really appreciate your feedback. Please click here to complete a short survey: 
2017 Intergenerational Resources Survey
We would appreciate your responses before the 31 January 2018.

 

Engage Together – Intergenerational worship ideas for Lent 2018

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…

  • six worship service outlines (Sundays from Feb 18 to March 25 inclusive)
  • additional music resources
  • interactive Lent activity and take-home idea
  • links to other resources for Lent and Easter

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.

This resource has been written and produced in partnership across three Uniting Church Synods, including South Australia’s Intergenerational Team.

Your feedback about this resource will be gratefully received. Please e-mail your comments to Melissa at intergen@sa.uca.org.au

 Find previous years' resources for Lent> and Easter>

 

Engage Together: Intergenerational Worship Ideas - overview

Want to know how to shape intergenerational worship? Then this is the resource for you!

It comprises 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). Our hope is that people will take up the challenge of embracing the concepts and applying them appropriately to the songs, texts and prayers that they are choosing for the worship services they are responsible for. In Advent, lest people be too daunted by this expectation, we will be returning to the previous format!

This resource has been written and produced in partnership across three Uniting Church Synods, including South Australia’s Intergenerational Team. Your feedback about this resource will be gratefully received. Please e-mail your comments to Melissa at intergen@sa.uca.org.au

 


Planning Intergenerational Worship

Every Christian worship service can be considered an intergenerational worship service in the sense that the worshippers represent (or actually include) the whole body of Christ with its youngest and oldest members.

In this downloadable workshop we will be looking at intergenerational worship as worship that intentionally involves people of all ages in an encounter with God through a range of acts of worship, eg hearing and reflecting on God's word, responding to God with praise and/or confession, receiving forgiveness, giving offerings.

Intergenerational worship is different from 'children's worship' in which, commonly, adults prepare 'something for children'. In worship that is truly intergenerational, young and old worship together. Children, youth, young adults, middle-aged adults and older adults can also take part in planning for, inviting to and leading worship.

Where congregations have such ministry teams: intergenerational worship can be planned through cooperation of the worship team and the children's/family ministry team. Click here to down load this Planning Intergenerational Worship Guide:

Exploring Children's Involvement in Church

The presence of children in a worshipping congregation is a source of joy for the present and hope for the future. It may also provide opportunities to reshape worship practices and attitudes for the benefit of all worshippers.

Help! There's a child in my church! is a study paper to help congregations, worship planners, children's ministry leaders and parents explore the involvement of children in congregational worship.

Worship Service Ideas

On the left hand menu there are a great amount of worship services that are updated regularly. You may wish to use the service as is or adapt elements for your context. Whatever you do we would be very glad to hear your feedback to help use prepare resources for the future.

 


For more Multi-Age Worship resources please visit the following site from Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania>