A Prayer for Holy Week

A Prayer for Holy Week

A Holy Week Prayer for Educators Lord, we are ready to walk with you to Easter. Unless we are not. We have services planned, events prepared. Unless we do not. Our hearts are ready for the up and down, the cross and tomb, the sorrow and joy. Unless they are not....

Prayer Stations for the Generations

  Are you and your congregation interested in providing more intergenerational ministry, but are not yet ready to commit to any ongoing programs? If so, then testing the ground with a Prayer Station experience might be a way ahead for you. A Prayer Station is a...

Intergenerational Morning of Mission

Intergenerational Morning of Mission

by Corrie Berg An intergenerational day of community service. All hands needed. All ages welcome. What could be better? It punches all the Christian education tickets. It mixes the young and old, includes our children in the gospel-mandate to care for others, and...

8 Ideas to Try With Intergenerational Small Groups

by Karen DeBoer “Profoundly moving.” “Beautifully chaotic.” “An incredible gift.” Those are the words I heard again and again when I asked people to describe their intergenerational small groups. Something else they say frequently: “It’s difficult to find Bible study...

Intentional Intergenerational Ministry

By Tori Smit If I could attribute one tagline to Dr. Rodger Nishioka, past professor of Christian education at Columbia Theological Seminary, it would be “Our faith is communally constructed.” It is through rubbing shoulders with one another, telling stories of our...

What We are Reading Now

What We are Reading Now

What are you reading these days? Educators seem to have the most fascinating and diverse books on their nightstands and desks. The Advocate ministry team wanted to share what we are reading these days, in the hopes it might spark some new ideas for you: "Right now I'm...

Music in Worship

Music in Worship

During the 2019 APCE Annual Event in Galveston, Dr. Michael Waschevski taught an educator certification course on Worship and Sacraments.  The group reflected on the role, issues, and opportunities involving music in our worshiping communities.  The following article...

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