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Two Questions: Holly Allen

You Got to Move

FAQs for the NEW Intergenerational Ministry Starter Bundle

Seminary Corner: The Joy of Shared Life 

Regathering and Reconnecting Your Church Community

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Two Questions: Holly Allen

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Holly AllenAuthorRetired Professor of Family Science and Christian MinistriesLipscomb University, Nashville     In each edition of IG Mix, we ask a guest writer two questions about serving in ministry. What keeps you up at night? Words. Before I sleep, I often consider what I have written that day. I am currently working on a revised, updated edition of Intergenerational Christian Formation with co-authors Christine Lawton and Cory Seibel. So I am daily writing, deleting, re-writing, shuffling—creating new sentences and paragraphs for this book. And at night, I think about those words. Is there a better way to help people...

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You Got to Move

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Liz PerraudExecutive DirectorGenOn Ministries I heard an old spiritual on the radio the other day… You got to move, you got to move You got to move, child, you got to move But when the Lord get ready You got to move You may be high, you may be low You may be rich, child, you may be poor But when the Lord get ready You got to move It reminded me of key advice I received from a doctor about how best to recover from a major medical situation—maintain an active lifestyle. You got to move. The church is...

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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 

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  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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Regathering and Reconnecting Your Church Community

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  Liz PerraudExecutive DirectorGenOn Ministries     It’s the summer of 2021, and we’re gazing ahead to fall. How are you doing? Can we help? Recently, GenOn hosted an online Round Table to discuss Sunday morning intergenerational faith formation. We Zoomed and all shared ideas, benefits, and how to make potential hybrid settings work.  One participant observed that people have become comfortable worshipping from home (good!), Sunday mornings are more relaxed (awesome!), but that maybe people need motivation to return to in-person church community (aha!). A bit of inertia has settled in after more than a year of being home....

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