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Youth Gatherings Become Intergenerational with LIFT

Special Offer to Join a Youth Ministry Leadership Cohort

What Are the Youth Summit Participants Saying?

Two Questions: Michael Droege

Clothed in Christ: Two Weeks of the GenOn Youth Summits

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Youth Gatherings Become Intergenerational with LIFT

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Rev. Sara Krhla Church of Christ, Congregational, UCC Goshen, Connecticut The Church of Christ Congregational in Goshen has been holding intergenerational activities for many years.   After attending the InterGenerate Conference in Tennessee in May of 2019, I realized that, although we were offering intergenerational activities and providing experiences that were accessible to all ages, most of it was not intentional.  Sunday LIFT helped me bring some intentionality to our experiences together and made a lot of the planning less intense.  LIFT encouraged a change in format to our Confirmation Class gatherings. One of the biggest questions I left the...

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Special Offer to Join a Youth Ministry Leadership Cohort

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This exciting opportunity is offered at a special 20% discount for churches that have been referred by GenOn Ministries. 

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What Are the Youth Summit Participants Saying?

Posted by Tracey Daniels at

LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUTH SUMMITS 2019 EARLY BIRD RATES (Received by March 1) Adult/Youth per person: $450 2019 REGULAR RATES (Received by April 1) Adult/Youth per person: $475   Summit East 2018 attendees said: It’s like having a giant family, living in the same place as you! Summit is a place where you can be yourself without being judged. It was super fun! Life changing experience. The week that is perfect to forget the outside world. Best week of the year! A place where family falls in love with God and each other. Summit is a place where you can...

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Two Questions: Michael Droege

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Michael DroegeYouth and Family Ministry DirectorWilson Memorial Church, Watchung, NJ In each edition of GenOn Connect, we will ask one member of the GenOn Ministries Advisory Council the same two questions about intergenerational ministry: “What keeps you up at night?” and “What gets you up in the morning?” What keeps you up at night? I’ve been in youth ministry now for 30 years. As a career youth minister, I led “best practice” youth ministries both within the church and in campus ministry, as so many dear colleagues and friends do around the country. Kids have a great time, understand God...

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Clothed in Christ: Two Weeks of the GenOn Youth Summits

Posted by Liz Perraud at

GenOn’s Youth Summit Coordinator, Kelly Burnett, journaled her way through Summit East and West 2018 to provide a small glimpse of what it is like to experience each week of this kingdom of God living. High school youth, young adults, and their adult leaders return summer after summer to grow in Christ-centered relationships with people across geographical and denominational lines, and to deepen their relationship with God. We are grateful beyond measure for the leaders who plan and produce these annual youth summits, a core component of the ministry of GenOn for nearly 50 years. As Kelly always asks, “Will...

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