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Why bring generations together?

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Holly Allen, Professor of Family Science and Christian Ministry at Lipscomb University addresses the question, “Why bring the generations back together?” following her participation in “The Future of Intergenerational Christian Faith Formation: A National Symposium” in Connecticut in October 2014. I also attended the symposium and left more convinced than ever about the need for intergenerational ministry. Holly writes: "The comprehensive and extensive recent research from Kara Powell, Christian Smith, and David Kinnaman offers strong support for the spiritual benefits of intergenerational Christian experiences and relationships. The findings from Kara Powell’s study of youth group graduates revealed that involvement in...

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