Designing Intergenerational Ministry Areas
You have, likely, started GenOn’s 6-step Becoming Intentionally Intergenerational path. You have:
- gathered your team of people interested in moving intergenerational ministry forward in your church;
- DISCOVERED what it means to be an intergenerational church,
- attended GenOn’s Intergenerational Pathways Workshop,
- EVALUATED your current ministry using GenOn Snapshot and
- chosen one ministry area (or more).
Now you are ready to consider resources and training for your chosen ministry area(s).
All GenOn offerings nurture intergenerational Christ-centered relationships, growing disciples and energizing the whole church.
Resources and Training for individual ministry areas
|Ministry area||About this ministry area||Training options||Resources|
|Worship||All ages, individually and in multi-age groups, lead in worship using a variety of worship arts.||Workshop: Worship Leadership for All Ages||Worship Arts Resources|
|Study||Intergenerational Bible study held around tables using wondering questions and group activities.||Workshop: God’s Word for All Ages|
|Service||All ages join together in outreach activities, within and outside the church.||Workshop: Mission & Service for All Ages|
|Fellowship||All ages share stories and experiences together, informally, often over a shared meal.||Workshop: Fellowship for All Ages||Recreation Resources|
Resources and Training for multiple ministry areas
|Offering||Description||Frequency & session length||Leaders||Training & Resources|
|God's World in Community||Short, easy-to-plan intergenerational gatherings. Includes Scripture reading, interactive response and prayer. Options for in-person or at home, indoors or outdoors||
|1 or 2 leaders|
|Gatherings around tables in intergenerational groups for a family-style meal or snack, Bible study, activity, and prayer. Each session stands on its own, making attendance flexible.||
Weekly, monthly, or as often as a church chooses
|1 or 2 facilitators who guide groups from one activity to the next|
|All God’s Children: The Church Family Gathers)||Themed gatherings take place in a variety of spaces in the church. Includes family-style meal, simple Bible study and related activities, and prayer. There are a mix of large group (all tables) and small group (each table) activities that are designed to feel relaxed and unhurried.||
|Adults with a variety of gifts and talents|