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Two Questions: Holly Allen

You Got to Move

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Loving Others Through Intergenerational Service

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Two Questions: Holly Allen

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Holly AllenAuthorRetired Professor of Family Science and Christian MinistriesLipscomb University, Nashville     In each edition of IG Mix, we ask a guest writer two questions about serving in ministry. What keeps you up at night? Words. Before I sleep, I often consider what I have written that day. I am currently working on a revised, updated edition of Intergenerational Christian Formation with co-authors Christine Lawton and Cory Seibel. So I am daily writing, deleting, re-writing, shuffling—creating new sentences and paragraphs for this book. And at night, I think about those words. Is there a better way to help people...

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You Got to Move

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Liz PerraudExecutive DirectorGenOn Ministries I heard an old spiritual on the radio the other day… You got to move, you got to move You got to move, child, you got to move But when the Lord get ready You got to move You may be high, you may be low You may be rich, child, you may be poor But when the Lord get ready You got to move It reminded me of key advice I received from a doctor about how best to recover from a major medical situation—maintain an active lifestyle. You got to move. The church is...

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Two Questions: Dave Csinos

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Dave CsinosAssociate Professor, Atlantic School of Theology, Halifax, Nova Scotia Founder, Faith Forward       In each edition of IG Mix, we ask a guest writer two questions about serving in ministry. What keeps you up at night? It’s been a rough few years. With the the pandemic continuing to rear its head and political turmoil on every channel, there’s a lot to be worried about. And yet there is one issue that keeps me tossing and turning: climate change. My family just celebrated my daughter’s first birthday. Amidst our joy and laughter, I felt an ongoing uneasiness deep...

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Loving Others Through Intergenerational Service

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Liz Perraud Executive Director, GenOn Ministries   Part 4 of a 4 Part Series: 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? We have identified four ministry areas for the church: worship, study, service, and fellowship. In Part 1, I highlighted the ministry...

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Christ-Centered Community Through Intergenerational Fellowship

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Liz PerraudExecutive DirectorGenOn Ministries         Part 3 of a 4-Part Series: 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? We have identified four ministry areas for the church: worship, study, service, and fellowship. Using our free Snapshot tool with...

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