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Beyond Sunday school: Exploring different models of faith formation​

90-minute Outlook webinar presented by Traci Smith
Recorded May 1, 2018

Webinar replay — $29.95
(1-6 participants from the same church/ministry)
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On-demand video replay allows you to watch the video recording on the Outlook‘s website whenever it is convenient for you and as many times as is helpful.

Is your congregation struggling with declining attendance in Sunday school? Do you have a hard time finding, training and retaining qualified Sunday school teachers? Do you want to have a vibrant Christian education program for all ages, but feel unsure what to do or how to do it? If you said “yes” to any of these questions, this webinar might be for you!

We’ll take a look at the traditional Sunday school model and talk about why it’s not working well for many congregations. We’ll explore options for creating intergenerational models of faith formation that work well in many contexts. We’ll also discuss how to equip parents well so they can teach faith at home.

Participating in this webinar will help you:

  • Understand demographics and cultural realities that affect how your congregation might reform or replace Sunday school.
  • Learn valuable tools and practical curricula that will help you explore intergenerational ministry.
  • Troubleshoot common problems in implementing intergenerational models of faith formation.
  • Learn how to equip parents so they can teach faith at home.

Who will benefit from this webinar? Pastors, children’s ministry staff and volunteers, and parents. This webinar is not just for Presbyterians!

Please note: This webinar will be recorded and everyone who purchases the webinar will receive a link and password for viewing the replay.

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​TRACI SMITH is pastor of Northwood Presbyterian Church in San Antonio, Texas, and helps families and congregations nurture healthy faith development from cradle to grave. She is the author of “Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home,” which teaches parents (and the ministry leaders who work with them) how to weave tradition, ceremony, and spiritual practice throughout everyday life. Traci writes, speaks and consults on many topics including intergenerational ministry, stages of faith, worship accommodations for children and youth and ministry team development. Visit her online home at traci-smith.com to find resources related to these topics. Traci also sends out a weekly email, Treasure Box Tuesday, that contains weekly resources and fun links.

Click here to read the Outlook review of Traci Smith’s book “Faithful Families.”

Click here to read Traci Smith’s Outlook feature article “The practice of prayer with children.”

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Ten scholarships for this webinar have been generously provided by the Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation. If a scholarship would be helpful to you or your church and you live in the following states: Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming, please contact jblazek@pres-outlook.org.

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