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Two Questions: Sharon Pearson

One Great Idea: LOGOS Finale

Introducing John Roberto, Our New GenOn Board Member

All Aboard for Transformation!

More Advent Ideas for Your Church!

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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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One Great Idea: LOGOS Finale

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Lynn Nuzzo Director of Children’s Ministry First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton, IL Every year our LOGOS program has a big celebration on the last evening of the year. The families and  all the volunteers come together for this very special night. Everyone gathers in the Sanctuary to begin the celebration with a time of thanks and praise. Families sit together and watch a video presentation of our year together. Lots of fun pictures are shared and memories are made! After the video, the graduating 8th graders are given a special time of recognition. A slide show of the kids participating...

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Introducing John Roberto, Our New GenOn Board Member

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It is our honor to share that John Roberto has accepted a call to serve on the GenOn Ministries Board of Directors. John is on the leadership team of Vibrant Faith Ministries where he serves as the coordinator of training services and the Vibrant Faith Institute. 

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All Aboard for Transformation!

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Liz  PerraudExecutive DirectorGenOn Ministries     A caterpillar changing into a beautiful butterfly is an oft-used image for transformation. From crawling to flying. From plain to beautiful. From unnoticed to wow! And though it’s a powerful illustration, perhaps we need something else to describe a congregation transitioning from multigenerational to intergenerational. That systemic change from multiple generations in the same building to those generations in relationship, is much less of an overnight “eureka”! Could a moving train describe a church traveling from “here” to a planned and purposeful “there”— transforming to a new way of being the church, growing disciples,...

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More Advent Ideas for Your Church!

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Sunday LIFT Advent Imagine an intergenerational gathering during Advent where all ages enjoy fellowship, fun, Bible study and prayer. Our Sunday LIFT Advent includes 4 sessions. Do one or do them all. LIFT (Living In Faith Together) for Advent has 4 detailed lesson plans, is easy to lead, and is a creative and inspirational way to wait for the birth of Christ. What does Rev. Ivy Beckwith say about Sunday LIFT? "Sunday LIFT is a flexible resource that can be used every week, once a month, or at other times in the church year. The format includes time for the...

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