Kids Are People, Too: Preaching to All Ages Open Access

Grissom, Kelsey (Spring 2020)

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If the reading and interpretation of scripture is a formational moment for Christians, then the sermon should be available to disciples of all ages and abilities. Yet, few preaching resources explore why or how preachers can preach to all ages. This project seeks to identify a strong rationale for preaching to all ages and develop a set of priorities for preaching based on that justification. These priorities and the worship practices they yield were developed and tested in three contexts of varying size, worship style, and age distribution. In all three settings, scripturally and theologically grounded rationale for preaching to all ages allowed each congregation to embrace changes and recognize gifts it already had in order to bring children into full inclusivity in worship.

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