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FAQs for the NEW Intergenerational Ministry Starter Bundle

Seminary Corner: The Joy of Shared Life 

Time to Rekindle Relationships

O Christ, Surround Us

Two Questions: Trevecca Okholm

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FAQs for the NEW Intergenerational Ministry Starter Bundle

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  Learn more about the Intergenerational Ministry Starter Bundle Online   What is it? It’s a 1-2 month guided process for a team of church leaders and a GenOn Guide to experience three workshops: Intergenerational Pathways, Guided Snapshot, and Ministry Area Development. Does Intergenerational Ministry mean starting a new program? It could, but not necessarily. Many congregations choose to adapt an existing ministry area – Worship, Study, Service, or Fellowship – to become more intentionally intergenerational. Does it mean all the generations in the same room? That’s typically multigenerational. To be intergenerational you plan which generations gather where all are...

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Seminary Corner: The Joy of Shared Life 

Posted by Liz Perraud at

  Andre Jordan “AJ” Wallace Second-Year Student Princeton Seminary AJ, right, in an intergenerational Sunday morning ministry during his internship.           I had the joy of working at a church for the first time this summer. I held very little to no expectations about how the summer would unfold. While I can say numerous things about the wonderful experience I had as a seminary intern, I want to share what I believe was one of the greatest lessons I learned this summer – the power of presence. More specifically, the power of people showing up in...

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Time to Rekindle Relationships

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Relationships and community require care and feeding. Congregations all over the world are facing this same challenge—of starting to gather again in person (or soon!). And we are out of practice. We’ve been Zooming, doing the masked-and-distanced thing, and lots of other creative solutions, but we must admit, it’s been a strange and awkward yearand it’s time to rekindle relationships.

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O Christ, Surround Us

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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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