Worship Resources

We believe ALL ages should worship together as a whole community of faith. There must, however, be intentional conversation around how best to make intergenerational worship work.


Below are some resources to help meet your congregation's needs, where you may be now and for the future. You may also contact us

for help along the way.

We do encourage younger

children to participate in

Children Worship & Wonder.

Articles about Intergenerational Worship and Children's Participation

Children’s Church is the Church, October 28, 2013 by Jessica Tate

Joy: When all ages worship together, August 23, 2004 by Joan Huyser-Honig  

The Family: Together in God's Presence by Noel Piper and John Piper, January 1995


This page was last updated by JK 9/26/14

Helpful Hints
  • Do not hand out children's activities or bulletins until just before the sermon.

  • Make sure the leadership is aware of children and designs elements of worship that relate to all ages.

  • Celebrate when a child starts to become a regular worship attender and help the entire congregation see it as their responsibility to participate with each child in worship.

Specialty Resources


Check out Liturgical Resources (Click here)


Light a Candle for Children Prayer Vigil
& Children's Sabbath

An annual advocacy and prayer project leading up to Children's Sabbath each October.


Acolyte Training

A guide to help children really undersand the role of an acolyte


Baptisms, Confirmations, Child and Family Dedications


Promotion Sunday (Coming Soon)

A guide to really celebrate milestones in worship.


Children's Led Worship (Coming Soon)

An outline to help children and/or families lead worship.

More Resources

Liturgy for the Whole Church: Multigenerational Resources for Worship
by Susan K. Bock


Children's at the Lord's Table by John T. Hinant


Generations Together by Kathie Amidei, Jim Merhaut, & John Roberto


Parenting in the Pew: Guiding Your Children into the Joy of Worship
by Robbie Fox Castleman and Ruth Bell Graham


Including Children in Worship by Elizabeth J. Sandell


Children Matter: Celebrating Their Place in the Church, Family, and Community by Scottie May, Beth Posterski, Catherine Stonehouse, and Linda Cannell


Sanctified Art

Faith Shaping Resources

Pray Pub


Worshiping with Children by Carolyn Brown


Call us:


Ministries Across Generations

Disciples Home Missions

PO Box 1986, Indianapolis, IN 46206-1986

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