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Seminary Corner: Ritual Revolution

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Andre Jordan “AJ” WallaceSecond-Year StudentPrinceton Seminary       I sometimes wonder if the church has forgotten that bearing the image of God is a communal task (Genesis 1:26).  I say this out of recognition of the cultural practice of not often including young people in our regular rhythms of worship. Yes, we have our Youth Sundays and children’s sermons that take up a few moments of a service, but many of our congregations probably don’t have consistent liturgies that are truly intergenerational.   Why don’t we have children regularly lead us in our worship services? Why do we seem to embrace the idea that young children cannot testify and bear witness to the...

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Growing Mutual Investment in Worship

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Liz PerraudExecutive DirectorGenOn Ministries       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. Intergenerational ministry is more than faith formation curriculum. It is about infusing the whole church with an ethos—the characteristic spirit of the community guided by its beliefs or ideas. Eventually, this intergenerational spirit impacts everyone and everything. Where to begin? GenOn has identified four ministry areas for the church: worship, study, service, and fellowship. We suggest using our free Snapshot tool with a team to evaluate and...

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Worship. Repeatedly.

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Liz Perraud Executive Director GenOn Ministries     The church I attend is undergoing renovation and new construction. Among other inconveniences, we were out of the sanctuary for about a year. We worshiped in an elementary school cafeteria for the summer and then in our fellowship hall for the next school year.  The fellowship hall is much smaller than the sanctuary so many accommodations were made for special services like Christmas Eve and Easter—and for other uses of the room during the week (like LOGOS Family Time meals). It was a real pain (first world problems, I know) and we...

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GenOn Has Resources to Help ALL Ages Lead in Worship

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Let us help you train all ages to be worship leaders.

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