Youth & Children’s Ministry
Rituals and Practices for an Inter-Generational Worshipping Community (PT127)
Course dates: Thursday October 24th 6:30 pm – 9 pm; Friday October 25th 9am – 5:30 pm; Saturday October 26th 9 am – 3 pm
Instructors: Doris Kizinna & Mary Nichol
Faith formation research is pointing us to focus on inter-generational ministry being the heart of the faith community. This short intensive will focus on specific spiritual practices and other rituals that sustain a worshipping community and nurture the faith formation of all ages.
Students will spend time engaging in and leading spiritual practices. We will explore faith formation for a new generation and use rituals and practices in age specific, inter-generational and family context. This course is intended for those already practicing ministry with all ages, those brand new, or those wishing to refresh their skills.
- To practice a variety of ways to use spiritual practices within age specific and inter-generational groups.
- To discuss different methods to incorporate inter-generational approaches to community worship.
- To develop strategies for incorporating spiritual practices into all ages worship, age specific ministry, and faith at home.
- Describe rituals and practices for families to grow in faith in their home.
- Describe rituals and practices used for weekly worship in an inter-generational community
- Describe rituals and practices for age specific groups such as youth group, children’s group or an adult small group.
- Articulate a new holistic model for faith formation.
- Design a worship experience or retreat that incorporates rituals and practices modeled in the course.
Note: This course is available for audit or Continuing Education Certificate credit only. It is not available for Diploma or Degree credit.