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Gathering, Blessing and Sending Forth with Paperless Music for All Ages

There are many advantages to paperless music. These songs can be used any time, any place, without preparation or printing — all you need is a leader with a song they know “by heart” and the willingness to sing. These songs allow people to be fully present without worrying about finding page numbers or hitting exact notes. This type of music is wonderful for children, older adults, and intergenerational gatherings because you do not have to be able to read or see well in order to participate. It’s also easy to include gestures, steps, or even moving around the space to paperless singing.

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Trauma and Youth

A brief introduction to trauma informed ministry and how it intersects with youth ministry. Definitions, resources, and a working example.

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Talking Stewardship: A Gift to Young People

What moments formed your beliefs around money and stewardship? We never know what conversations or lessons are going to stick with young people, but that shouldn’t keep us from talking. Let go of the need to give the “right” answer and share what you think.

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Communal Collages

This communal art project invites participants to contemplate where their work fits in a larger picture. Using recycled materials, this is a perfect project for youth meetings or retreats.

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5 Ways to Support LGBTQ+ Youth in Your Church

Despite the immediacy of problems facing LGBTQ+ youth, it is sometimes difficult to change how a congregation sees the needs of its young people. Here are five ways to begin changing your worship community to better support LGBTQ+ youth.

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Teaching Sexuality and Faith: New Program Available

These Are Our Bodies invites parents and church leaders into the serious, hopeful work of integrating body and soul. The series includes a foundational book as well as leader guides, participant workbooks and parent books for preschool through high school, as well as a young adult module.

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