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Planting and Growing a Life in Christ

FAQs for the NEW Intergenerational Ministry Starter Bundle

A Place, a Purpose, and an Invitation to Belong

Keeping LOGOS Intergenerational Ministry Going in the Pandemic

A Ministry of Presence

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Planting and Growing a Life in Christ

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Ed's children thought it important to continue their dad’s practice of planting seeds in LOGOS by donating to GenOn—something they say is an easy and obvious decision because it furthers a cause that was personal and important to their parents.

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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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A Place, a Purpose, and an Invitation to Belong

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Liz PerraudExecutive DirectorGenOn Ministries Robin Humphreys serves as the National Director of the Presbyterian Children and Family Ministry for the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand. Robin and I first met at the 2019 InterGenerate Conference in Nashville, Tennessee when she was back in the States visiting family. She grew up in North Carolina and in 2017 she and her “kiwi” husband, Paul, moved to his hometown of Christchurch, New Zealand. Recently, Robin shared with me about her experiences with a LOGOS ministry during her college years.   Liz: Can you describe your introduction to a LOGOS ministry? Robin: I was...

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Keeping LOGOS Intergenerational Ministry Going in the Pandemic

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How is your church doing LOGOS or other intergenerational ministry in a pandemic? Here are brief descriptions from three churches, all illustrating how much the staff and volunteers love LOGOS and each other. State College Presbyterian Church State College, Pennsylvania Two Tuesdays a month, on an RSVP basis, dinners are available for curbside pick-up at the church and come with a packet of games, surprises, and conversation starters. These meals are then shared virtually with household groups to eat together, play games, discuss Bible stories, and connect with one another. The other two Tuesdays, there are Bible stories and worship...

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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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