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Planning for Fall Faith Formation? 5 Great Reasons to Look at GenOn's Faith for Life Bible Study Curriculum

Anne Pankratz Retires as GenOn Board President

Update: Experts Help GenOn Envision Future of Intergenerational Church

Is Your Church Intergenerational?

Two Questions: Sharon Pearson

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Planning for Fall Faith Formation? 5 Great Reasons to Look at GenOn's Faith for Life Bible Study Curriculum

Posted by Suzie Lane at

GenOn Ministries’ believes that Bible study curriculum for young people is most effective in growing Christ-centered disciples when it… …is rooted in one or more Biblical passages. Faith for Life is. …provides opportunities for young people to express their faith through decision-making, relationships, service to others, worship, and personal devotional time. Faith for Life provides these opportunities. …reflects a keen awareness of varied faith formation settings. Faith for Life is written by Christian education leaders from various Christian denominations in a wide variety of settings. …is flexible, working in single or multi-graded groups, in a variety of timeframes and calendars,...

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Anne Pankratz Retires as GenOn Board President

Posted by Liz Perraud at

Eight years ago Anne Pankratz was invited to listen for a call from God to serve on the GenOn Board of Directors. We have been grateful ever since for her answer of “yes”! It wasn’t long before another call came to serve an even bigger role—as vice-president. And we were grateful again that she said, “yes.” And then again—as president. And she blessed us with her generous nature and strong leadership for four amazing years. She has served us all—fellow board members, staff, volunteers, local churches, and most of all God—with wisdom, courage, creativity, intelligence, and kindness. We thank her...

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Update: Experts Help GenOn Envision Future of Intergenerational Church

Posted by Liz Perraud at

Summary of the findings of the GenOn Ministries Advisory Council on the direction of intergenerational culture in the church.

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Is Your Church Intergenerational?

Posted by Suzie Lane at

We can help you answer that important question! 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.” Use our Visioning Tool for Intergenerational Ministry to start conversations at your church about the transformation that happens when generations learn and grow together. This tool uses 19 factors to represent the tangible characteristics that underlie a church’s ability to consistently build disciples through intergenerational ministry. The Visioning Tool uses these factors to 1) take a picture of a church’s current setting for intergenerational ministry and 2)...

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Two Questions: Sharon Pearson

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Sharon Pearson Christian Educator and Author Episcopal Church   In each edition of GenOn Connect, we will ask someone 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 am fearful that the Christian faith is not being passed down to future generations. We know the statistics of the “spiritual but not religious” growth in the United States and how many of our youth and young adults (and I would say parents also) have a belief system that has been called “moralistic therapeutic...

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