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Update: Experts Help GenOn Envision Future of Intergenerational Church

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Summary of the findings of the GenOn Ministries Advisory Council on the direction of intergenerational culture in the church.

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Is your church intergenerational?

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We can help you answer that important question! 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.” Use our Visioning Tool for Intergenerational Ministry to start conversations at your church about the transformation that happens when generations learn and grow together. This tool uses 19 factors to represent the tangible characteristics that underlie a church’s ability to consistently build disciples through intergenerational ministry. The Visioning Tool uses these factors to 1) take a picture of a church’s current setting for intergenerational ministry and 2)...

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Two Questions: Sharon Pearson

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Sharon Pearson Christian Educator and Author Episcopal Church   In each edition of GenOn Connect, we will ask someone the same two questions about intergenerational ministry: “What keeps you up at night?” and “What gets you up in the morning?” What keeps you up at night? I am fearful that the Christian faith is not being passed down to future generations. We know the statistics of the “spiritual but not religious” growth in the United States and how many of our youth and young adults (and I would say parents also) have a belief system that has been called “moralistic therapeutic...

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A Small Glimpse of Beauty

Posted by Liz Perraud at

Do we grab opportunities to bridge divides? The possibilities for division of community are numerous: theological, social, generational, racial, geographical, political, and so on.

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Parents’ Corner: Bridging Divides

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Shirley CarlsonLa Crescenta Presbyterian Church     If you want to bridge divides, you need to develop good listening skills. Misunderstanding and failing to communicate well can lead to conflict. Not only do we have divides over religion and politics, but also divides within the family, especially among the generations when it comes to parenting styles. When one becomes rigid in their beliefs, problems can arise. Always be willing to listen to the other person’s concerns and seek the truth. This site gives an excellent overview of the differences between the generations from your grandparents to you. Understanding the differences...

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