These worship guides cover September 10, 2017 through May 20, 2018, all 37 weeks of the Narrative Lectionary readings.
Get all ages involved and interacting during your worship service! Check out the new Living the Word: Exploring God’s Story Together (Cross+Generational Worship) guides, which provides background information and interactive worship activities that gets the entire congregation active in worship! With this ordering option, order just the lesson or lessons you want!
SEE SPECIAL ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS BELOW!
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 God’s story by exploring that story as a community. Effective cross+generational experiences are:
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 God’s work in the world.
Each downloadable guide includes:
- Background for Leaders – A big idea for the day (The Point), unit theme, background information, and a “Worship @ a Glance” menu of possible worship elements all make it easy for worship leaders to prepare for their own unique interactive worship service.
- Worship Elements – Each worship guide contains a multitude of worship elements corresponding to the day’s Scripture reading!
- Gathering – Interactive welcome and prayers.
- Word – Creatively lead worshipers in “Learning the Story,” “Making Connections” in the Bible, and more!
- Meal – Interactive Offering, Eucharistic Prayer, and Communion ideas.
- Sending – At Home challenges, Closing Prayer, and a Blessing.
All worship materials are available as digital download (PDF file) for printing or using electronically.
SPECIAL ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS:
To order individual Worship Leader Guides, select the estimated Worship Attendance Range of your cross+generational worship service or services above, and select the Quantity of different lessons you would like.Check out the Living the Word: Narrative Lectionary Readings for the complete list of 2017-2018 worship guides! During checkout, please list the week or weeks that you would like to purchase using their week number and date from the NL Reading list (available above). For example, you might want Week #4-9 (11/5/2017) and Week #4-21 (2/4/2018).
IMPORTANT! Individual Leader Guides 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.
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.