Whether your entire faith formation program or a few efforts are intergenerational, it's time to look ahead to resources to use when children and adults of varying ages come together.
One video program that was designed for children works well with adults too. A Child's View of Community
offers a great overview of what the Catholic Church is about—told from a child's perspective. Still and video images emerge from a child's crayon drawings, bringing the story to life.
Use this program in the Christian Initiation of children and adults. We've received feedback from parish ministers who purchased it for use with children and found it was just right for adults in RCIA—as well as their children who are preparing to join the Church family. Parents, sponsors and candidates for Confirmation (restored order) and First Eucharist can view it together. I've selected a clip (RealMedia
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This program has been paired with another titled Spirit Alive in Community
which looks at ways the Holy Spirit is visibly active in the lives of Christians when they celebrate, worship, learn and serve together as members of the Body of Christ. It approaches the topic through four stand-alone segments—story, witness, teaching and music video. Use this with high school Confirmation candidates, their parents and sponsors as well as in RCIA.
Different generations have so much to learn from each other. Encourage sharing about what it means to be a member of the Catholic community with these video programs.