Leading Adult Spiritual Life Retreats (United Methodist Church)


Come ready to unleash the possibility of God’s holy presence as fundamentals of spiritual formation with adults and prayer disciplines are shared.  Glean effective ideas and approaches for adult spiritual life retreats. Participants will experience three adult formation techniques as well as the opportunity to ask questions and share ideas.

Presenters:  Brenda Buckwell, Spiritual Director and Retreat Leader – Living Streams Flowing Water

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Ministry across Generation (Bethany Theological Seminary)


This online course considers three large questions: (1) What does it mean to do ministry in a world where half the population is under 25 and where many churches have mostly older members? (2) How do the events of ministry, from womb to tomb, become opportunities for engaging people across generations? (3) How can awareness of our own age and stage in the human lifespan help us to do ministry that reaches across generations? The course draws on insights from both theology and the human sciences. 3 semester credits.

Taught by Russell Haitch

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Seasons: The Liturgical Year Opportunities for Older Adult Ministry (United Methodist Church)


This on-demand webinar looks at both liturgical seasons and special days as an opening to target the unique gifts and desires of older adults in worship. Themes such as death preparation, the purpose and meaning of life, the changing nature of calling, and legacy through story, will be explored in this webinar. This webinar will begin with Advent/Christmas with practical suggestions such as Advent Calendars and Blue Christmas and continue through Kingdom Sunday, looking at all aspects of worship, both contemporary and traditional, including music, prayer, and litanies.

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Rites of Passage & 21st Century Community (United Church of Canada)


Historically, intentional rites of passage marking the life stage transition from adolescence to adulthood were intrinsic to human culture. In the current 21st century life they are virtually and conspicuously absent. Presented by David Hatfield, this webinar will highlight the hallmark features that compose a grounded, intentional rite of passage process. It will also explore how youth are initiating themselves into adulthood in the absence of intention, community-based rites of passage. Ultimately, the webinar will look at examples of contemporary rites of passage programming and how caring adults and organizations can make an offering of effective and compelling rites of passage experiences to adolescents and young adults.

Questions the webinar will explore include: What information and skills do youth need to navigate 21st century adulthood? What balance needs to be made in rites of passage work between the wisdom of traditional and indigenous practices, and the use of innovative and contemporary practices? How can people develop and define their own eldership – who is an elder, and who defines eldership? What is the story we are inviting young people into, and is it compelling enough to engage their passions and gifts?

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The Importance of Preaching for Children (United Methodist Church)


A one-hour on-demand webinar discussion on preaching to reach listeners of all ages and abilities! In this webinar, you will learn tips and strategies for helping your message make sense to the entire congregation.

Presenters: Melanie Gordon and Dawn Chesser.

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Worship Can Be Meaningful for All the Generations (Practical Resources for Churches)


This on-demand webinar proposes churches to rethink children in worship and find ways to create meaningful worship inclusive of all the generations.

Leader: Ivy Beckwith
Ivy Beckwith is a Faith Formation Team Leader for the United Church of Christ. She is a speaker, consultant, and author of “Children’s Ministry in the Way of Jesus” (with David Csinos), “Postmodern Children’s Ministry,” “The Ultimate Survival Guide for Children’s Ministry Workers,” and “Formational Children’s Ministry.” Ivy grew up in Guilford, Connecticut, about 90 miles outside of Manhattan. She holds a BA in English, a Masters of Religious Education, and a PhD in Religious Education and has held educational positions in churches in both the Midwest and on the East Coast.

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How to Make Your Worship Service More Engaging for All Ages (Practical Resources for Churches)


This on demand webinar will have a special focus on inter-generational worship and incorporating interactive elements into existing worship services.

Karen Ware Jackson is a dynamic pastor leading worship accessible for all ages at Faith Presbyterian Church, a small but mighty congregation in Greensboro, NC. As the mother of two preschoolers who worship front and center, she knows firsthand the joys and challenges of parenting a child through an entire service while leading an inter-generational congregation. She blogs about parenting, pastoring, and engaging all ages in worship at www karenwarejackson.com.

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Intergenerational Worship (United Church of Canada)


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At its worst, intergenerational services become a congregation’s way to showcase their young people. At its best intergenerational services create transformational experience that people of different cultures can share together.

This webinar defines intergenerational services as intercultural worship spaces, where each generation brings and shares their own cultural learning to the corporal experience. With this understanding, we will explore ways of creating cross-culture experiences in worship that attempt to connect generational gaps. We will explore ways of honouring and respecting this cultural diversity by becoming more aware of the common developmental stages and cultural trends of different age groups within the worshiping community and discussing how this knowledge can be applied to creating meaningful and engaging worship experiences.

Presenter: Alydia Smith

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Becoming a Wise Elder (Spirituality and Practice)


Angeles Arrien

Source: Spirituality and Practice

“Becoming a Wise Elder with Angeles Arrien” is an 18-part e-course in Spirituality & Practice’s Elder Spirituality Project. It is based on the realization that the skills developed during the first half of life are not adequate for the frontiers crossed as adults age. The attitudes, disciplines, and life skills that elderhood demands are completely different. Many world tales and perennial wisdoms point to eight gates through which adults must pass in order to fully develop into wise people. Each has its own gift, task, and challenge. They include:

• facing new experiences and the unknown,
• discovering one’s true face or authentic identity,
• exploring relationships from the crucible of love, intimacy and forgiveness,
• approaching service, creativity and generativity from a place of legacy,
• developing character and deepening wisdom,
• opening to the presence of grace,
• moving into surrender, acceptance, and equanimity,
• practicing non-attachment and letting go.

The leader for this online course is Angeles Arrien, Ph.D., a cultural anthropologist, award-winning author, educator, and consultant to many organizations and businesses. She is the President of the Foundation for Cross-Cultural Education and Research and regularly lectures and conducts workshops worldwide, bridging cultural anthropology, psychology, and comparative religions. She is the author of seven books including The Second Half of Life: Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom, winner of the 2007 Nautilus Award for Best Book on Aging. She is profiled as one of the Living Spiritual Teachers at Spirituality & Practice.

For this e-course, Angeles Arrien explores the eight gates to becoming a wise elder in 18 emails. Each contains a short essay and suggestions for applying this wisdom in your own spiritual journey, including:

• practices in how to trust the new and unfamiliar,
• how to create openings and initiate ways to collaborate and unify,
• how to resolve inner and outer conflict,
• time-honored skills that foster a clear mind, an open heart, a strong spirit, and courageous action in the world.

(6 CEHs for Chaplains available.)

Click here to learn more and to register for this online spirituality course from Spirituality and Practice.


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Sacred Presence with the Dying (Spirituality and Practice)


Megory Anderson, Sacred Dying Foundation

Source: Spirituality and Practice

Megory Anderson, PhD, is a theologian and teacher, who has vigiled with over 300 people as they lay dying. Her use of ritual, of creating sacred moments, of calming fear and hurts, has brought comfort and peace to both the dying and their loved ones. She is the Executive Director of the Sacred Dying Foundation, headquartered in San Francisco, and the author of Sacred Dying and Attending the Dying, both of which deal with pastoral and ritual care of the dying. She is known internationally for her expertise in the End-of-Life arena.

In this new e-course, she will help guide you through what is for many is unfamiliar territory — the death of a loved one. The focus is entirely on how to create a peaceful and sacred environment for the person dying. These twelve sessions are designed for family members, loved ones, and end-of-life practitioners, and will cover:

  • Listening to the dying and what they want and need
  • Tools to use in the vigil space — music, candles, touchstones
  • How to create a calming presence
  • Prayers and meditations for letting go

Uniquely, this course will help enable you to focus on the needs and wants of the “other,” bringing your own gifts of sacred presence to the experience.

You will receive:

  • Emails containing stories, spiritual readings, and suggested tools for each lesson.These can be scheduled at the pace you choose.
  • Special suggestions for your own practices, journal reflections, and vigil arrangements.

This e-course is both practical (removing clutter from the deathbed room) and reflective (how to sit quietly for several hours). It gives insights and advice for the one vigiling, yet with the focus always being on creating a sacred dying.

Many are watching parents and loved ones become ill, age, and die. Now is the time to learn the art of accompanying them in vigil as they take their journey into the next life. This is also a wonderful opportunity to learn and share with those who have already been present at a death. It’s in learning together that you can offer your best for those in your care. (4 CEHs for chaplains available.)

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