The church is one of the few places where every generation is present. As we come together we have a choice about whether we will be siloed generations in the same building or connected generations that give and receive from one another as we follow Jesus.

The following are links to resources and ideas that might help your church as you explore helpful ways of bringing the generations together. If your church wants to explore reimagining ministry with children that is connects all generations get in contact we would love to support you, email

Intergenerational Ministry what it is and what it isn’t

These two blogs by Christina Embree of Refocus Ministry articulate what intergenerational ministry is what is isn’t

Australian Resource Hub

An Australian resource for the church working together to see the generations connect. You will find video webinars with some of the leading thinkers in this space alongside links to articles and ideas to get you started.

Intergenerational Values

Values are key drivers in what we do and the effectiveness of any change we might make. This article explores some of the core values in intergenerational ministry

Visioning Tool



This easy-to-use tool helps churches take a picture of current ministries and their inclusion of multiple ages, and create a plan to move toward being an intergenerational church

Intergenerational Preaching

Dave Csinos unpacks the possibilities of Intergenerational Preaching


Intergenerational Ministry and the family

By Kara Jenkins

This article is helpful for leadership group considering moving towards a more intergenerational church

Should Kids Be Included in the Weekly Worship Service?

Worshipping with Children. Thoughts for Parents

by Lutheran Pastor Greg Priebbenow





This article has very practical tips for taking kids to church



Welcoming Families

Even churches who do not regularly have kids attending will have children visit at some point in time.  Here are some ideas for resources you can have ready to go to welcome children and families into your church.

Welcoming Families

Kids Service Notes

This is a simple booklet you can print for older children in all age gatherings, to help them engage with the service.

Kids Service Notes PDF

Tell me about God

by Elizabeth Ward

Contains 26 Outlines – An A to Z look at the Attributes of God. Tried and tested for children & intergenerational groups. See here.

Prayer Bookmarks for kids

Ready to colour bookmarks for kids to join in praying for God’s kingdom to come. This is a companion resource for the Pray @1102 campaign but can also stand alone encouraging prayer for leaders, churches and friends and family. Print double sided, get the kids to colour and then laminate for a great reminder to pray. Order the resource and then it will appear as a resource in my pages which you can download to your computer.

Prayer Bookmark for children

All Age Annual Service

by Scripture Union






Contains outlines for 15 services, designed to fit in with all major Christian festivals including Nativity, Christmas Day, New Year, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Pentecost and Harvest, as well as other events in the calendar such as Mothers’ and Fathers’ Day.

Multi Age Resources

By Beth Barnett

Party On Together

Ideas for passing faith to the next generation

Kids benefit from having input from people of all ages. God’s plan is that the whole community is involved in passing on the faith to the younger generation (Deuteronomy 6). Here are some ideas to help you do that in your church. Make sure that when you encourage sharing of experiences and interests, you encourage sharing of ‘God things’ as well.

Ideas for Passing on Faith to the next Generation



by Tammy Tolman A great book exploring intergenerational ministry. Buy here.         

Helping Our Children Grow in Faith

by Robert Keely Helping Our Children grow in Faith.  Buy here.