Each individual Cross+Gen Catechism theme set comes with:

PowerPoint Presentation: Use this simple, clear stunning visual presentation to make leading a breeze. Each PowerPoint presentation includes:

  • FAITH5 Catechsim Encounters - Every week walks you straight into Luther’s Small Catechism to ask his classic “What does this mean?” and see it through the combined lenses of elder, child and everyone in between.

  • Bible Time - Every week takes you from the context of your Cross+Gen highs and lows to the text of the Holy Scriptures and back.

  • Questions to Ponder - When the wisdom of the elder and the wonder of the child combine with the big questions in life, you’ve created quite a seminary (literally, “seed bed”) for theological reflection.

  • Role Plays - Here’s something you may never have done in a Sunday School class! Take the huge challenging questions of life, death, meaning, and vocation and act them out with all ages and stages playing a part and wrestling with the issues.

  • Catechism in Song - Sing it! Sign it! Learn it! And dance it if you can. From Beethoven’s Fifth for the Fifth Commandment (“You shall not kill”) to “The Adultery Tango”, we’ve put the entire Small Catechism and Luther’s meanings to music. Learn it in a Cross+Gen group and return to it every night this week online with the FINKlink code at www.faithink.com. You’ll know the entire Catechism better than most seminarians by the time the year is through.

Leader’s Guide: This document is your slide-by-slide instruction and script for the PowerPoint. Print it, and use it to assign specific slides to your leaders each week.

Handout: Print this handout for all guests. It is a simple visual guide for Cross+Gen small group engagement with each theme.

Home Huddle Handout: Print this handout for guests to take home as a tool for practicing FAITH5 every night.

Pastor’s Talk Time Reflection: This document is intended as a guide for whomever is shepherding the Cross+Gen groups. It will help you curate the Cross+Gen conversation as conclusion of the TALK step each week.

Skit Script: A short, comedic Reader’s Theater or Skit to unveil the theme.  

Theme Song MP3 and Sheet Music