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FAQs for the NEW Intergenerational Ministry Starter Bundle

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  Learn more about the Intergenerational Ministry Starter Bundle Online   What is it? It’s a 1-2 month guided process for a team of church leaders and a GenOn Guide to experience three workshops: Intergenerational Pathways, Guided Snapshot, and Ministry Area Development. Does Intergenerational Ministry mean starting a new program? It could, but not necessarily. Many congregations choose to adapt an existing ministry area – Worship, Study, Service, or Fellowship – to become more intentionally intergenerational. Does it mean all the generations in the same room? That’s typically multigenerational. To be intergenerational you plan which generations gather where all are...

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GenOn Youth Summit 2022 Is On!

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Kelly BurnettGenOn Youth Summit Coordinator             Youth Summit 2022July 10-16, 2022 @ Johnson University in Knoxville, TN For students completing grades 8-12, college-aged young adults, and the adults who love and support them. Two years ago, we gathered in Colorado and West Virginia for GenOn Summit 2019.  It was, as usual, a wonderful experience of living together in Christian Community.  With a pandemic sweeping the globe, the leadership was forced to make the difficult decision to postpone the Summit until the summer of 2022.  This forced hiatus has given rise to the creation of one...

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Seminary Corner: Ritual Revolution

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Andre Jordan “AJ” WallaceSecond-Year StudentPrinceton Seminary       I sometimes wonder if the church has forgotten that bearing the image of God is a communal task (Genesis 1:26).  I say this out of recognition of the cultural practice of not often including young people in our regular rhythms of worship. Yes, we have our Youth Sundays and children’s sermons that take up a few moments of a service, but many of our congregations probably don’t have consistent liturgies that are truly intergenerational.   Why don’t we have children regularly lead us in our worship services? Why do we seem to embrace the idea that young children cannot testify and bear witness to the...

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Two Questions: Andrew Root

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Andrew RootAuthorProfessor, Youth and Family MinistryLuther Seminary, USA   In each edition of IG Mix, we ask a guest writer two questions about serving in ministry. What keeps you up at night? I’m sure I’m not alone, but I’ve found it harder to sleep during the pandemic. I suppose I could have (maybe even should have) treated the lockdowns as an opportunity to hibernate. Unable to control the crisis, I should have controlled what I could and caught up, even stored up, on sleep. But the crisis throbbed with an anxiety that kept me from rest and peace. I couldn’t...

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Growing Mutual Investment in Worship

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Liz PerraudExecutive DirectorGenOn Ministries       GenOn Ministries defines intergenerational ministry as nurturing Christ-centered community by bringing together two or more generations in planned and purposeful settings, where all are mutually invested. Intergenerational ministry is more than faith formation curriculum. It is about infusing the whole church with an ethos—the characteristic spirit of the community guided by its beliefs or ideas. Eventually, this intergenerational spirit impacts everyone and everything. Where to begin? GenOn has identified four ministry areas for the church: worship, study, service, and fellowship. We suggest using our free Snapshot tool with a team to evaluate and...

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