The following materials are a gift from the Leadership Team of the To All Generations Appeal. All are designed to provide you with resources for your Christian Education Festival (or Rally day) and, at the same time, to get your flock acquainted with the Minnesota South District-wide appeal to bless Christian education efforts throughout the district. Every gift to the appeal will be dedicated to grants to fund innovative and collaborative education ministries in our congregations, early childhood centers, and schools.
Please note that we are not asking you to take a door offering on this Sunday or to ask for contributions. A request for participation in the appeal will come later. We do hope simply to get the biblical foundation for our campaign out in front of people.
The following resources are available:
- A Christian Education Festival service design including an Alleluia Verse for congregation and children, a children’s sermon, and a rite for theinstallation of teachers
- Hymn, “Throughout All Generations,” by Dr. Jeff Burkart
- Notes on the Service and the Hymn
- Christian Education Festival sermon based on Psalm 145:4
- Bulletin Insert
- Talking Points for a brief introduction of the To All Generations Appeal to be used by you or an education leader in your congregation
We hope these resources are a blessing to you as you plan your kick-off for another year of teaching and learning as together we “declare His mighty acts” (Psalm 145:4).