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LtW: Cross+Gen Education (Year 4)- Single Lessons


From the 2017-2018 Full Year



These lessons cover September 10, 2017 through May 20, 2018, all 37 weeks of the Narrative Lectionary readings.

Does your congregation’s education time mix age groups by design or by necessity?  Would you like to explore God’s story together in an intergenerational/multi-age educational setting?  Check out the new Living the Word: Exploring God’s Story Together (Cross+Generational Education) curriculum, and order just the lessons you want! 


What is Cross+Generational ministry?

Cross+Generational ministry has at its core the concept that faith is passed on from generation to generation (back and forth) through meaningful relationships, and through finding our place in Gods story by exploring that story as a community.  Effective cross+generational experiences are:

+ Experiential

+ Interactive

+ Engaging

+ Story-centric

+ Home-based

+ Equalizing

all of which promote an encounter with God.  All of the activities included in this worship guide are intended to engage these principles, through intentional cross+generational interaction and active, creative activities that bring the Bible story to life in our lives.

 We pass on the faith through worship, and weaving teaching and learning moments into worship experiences reinforces the understanding that we are an active part of an ongoing story of Gods work in the world.

Each downloadable lesson includes:
  • Teacher Pages – A big idea for the day (The Point), unit theme, background information, and a diverse menu of possible activities all make it easy for teachers to prepare for their own unique multi-age class.
  • Learning the Story – Participants engage in the week’s Bible text together in a variety of ways, from Bible study to puppet shows!
  • Living the Story – Participants connect the Bible story to a spiritual practice (prayer, worship, fellowship, or service) each week through a hands-on activity, helping participants live out their biblical faith.
  • Additional Activities – Each lesson includes a wealth of additional games, creative activities, service projects, and other activities to reinforce the day’s themes.

All lesson materials are available as digital download (PDF file) for printing or using electronically.


To order individual lessons, select the estimated Attendance Range of your cross+generational class or classes above, and select the Quantity of different lessons you would like. Check out the Living the Word: Scope and Sequence for the complete list of 2017-2018 lessons! During checkout, please list the lesson or lessons that you would like to purchase using their lesson number and date from the Scope and Sequence (available above). For example, you might want Lesson #4-9 (11/5/2017) and Lesson #4-21 (2/4/2018).

IMPORTANT! Individual lessons will be delivered via email by the publisher. Please notify the publisher via email at G.Rawn@SpiritAndTruthPublishing.com with your order # and the lesson #s and dates of the lessons you have ordered to expedite delivery.

LtW- Cross+Gen Groupings Guide

LtW- Cross+Gen Education (Year 4) Introduction Letter

Pre-order now! To pre-order, you may pay now by credit card or select “Pay by Check” to mail your payment at your convenience!  Fall guides will be available by March 31, 2017. Winter guides will be available by May 15, 2017. Spring guides will be available by July 15, 2017. You may access your downloads through the “Customer Login” link at the bottom of each web page.

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