Disney’s cultural influence is enormous. A saying that I truly love states, “If we don’t teach our children how to follow Christ, the world will teach them not to.” My husband and I have been teaching a midweek intergenerational study on “Faith and Disney”. The entire family joins us as we examine the religious messages found in our favorite Disney movies. Unfortunately it has been difficult to find a good compilation of lessons which can fit into the intergenerational category…therefore, we are writing our own, I really hope that you can use these lessons in your ministry or even as family faith talks at home.
When I began to think about this lesson plan, I came up with over 50 Disney movies that I could find scriptural references within. We had to start with Snow White because it was the first Disney movie.
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Faith and Disney journal additions:
Faith in a Changing World
The following file contains the order of service we used for our August 2015 Family Fifth Sunday service. We began our family Sundays in May 2015 and they have been a wonderful way to attract some of our younger families who (how can I say this lightly…) have other commitments on Sunday mornings (zzzzzzz……). Continue reading
It is hard to believe that we are already a week and a half into Lent. It seems like it was only yesterday when we celebrated Christmas…oh yea, it practically was. The life of a ministry leader….
Do you ever feel that you perform your ministry job as if you’re jumping from lily pad to lily pad? You have Easter, and VBS, and Fall Festivals, and you better jump back to catch church camp. And then Christmas as well as all the other “smaller” details in between.
To help some of you from drowning among the reeds (and Easter egg hunts) I thought I would give you a taste of something our church does at Easter. Continue reading
Last Sunday we celebrated the fifth Sunday of January with a special worship service, Family Fifth Sunday…also titled this time as ‘Unfrozen Family Worship’. We try to make the entire worship service friendly for all ages. And what better way to include the children then to talk about the hugely popular Disney movie Frozen. Continue reading