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O Christ, Surround Us

Two Questions: Trevecca Okholm

A Ministry of Presence

Is Your Church Intergenerational?

Sunday LIFT Spring and Summer Resources Bring ALL Ages Together for Faith Formation

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O Christ, Surround Us

Posted by Liz Perraud at

It’s been an interesting year, hasn’t it? And pssst… it’s not over yet. Good thing Christ surrounds us. And good thing we can each be the hands and feet, and the eyes and ears of Christ to surround others. Others of all generations.

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Two Questions: Trevecca Okholm

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Trevecca OkholmAuthorProfessor, at Azusa Pacific University       What keeps you up at night? Besides spicy food and snoring, one thing that keeps me up at night is concern for the siloing* of the church in western culture. It started innocently enough in the late 1940s with churches seeking to attract the new post WWII youth culture with cool meeting spaces and hip youth directors. Not long after came a new emphasis on children’s ministry, and before we had time to stop and reflect on what was happening, the local church created specialized ministry for every stage and age group...

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A Ministry of Presence

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Liz PerraudExecutive DirectorGenOn Ministries       A LOGOS ministry is intricate. When done effectively, it takes a leadership team, implementation of four regular parts (Bible study, recreation, worship arts, a shared meal), and many called and committed people to keep it running week after week, year after year. And thankfully, all this intentionality leads to something good. For LOGOS, the many people and the regular participation grows heathy relationships. Put Christ into the center of your plans, and the result is intergenerational Christian community--worth dealing with the complexity and hard work, right?  Sometimes, though, we need simplicity. For decades,...

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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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Sunday LIFT Spring and Summer Resources Bring ALL Ages Together for Faith Formation

Posted by Suzie Lane at

Here’s what participants said after experiencing LIFT in their church:

“It was very engaging and fun!”
“Meaningful and purposeful”
“Reflective and moving”
“Creative and fun”

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