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

God’s World in Community

All God’s Children

LIFT (Living in Faith Together)

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

As desired

15-30 minutes

1 or 2 leaders

Training

Resources

LIFT (Living in Faith Together

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

45-60 minutes

1 or 2 facilitators who guide groups from one activity to the next

Training

Resources

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. 

Seasonally

1.5-2 hours

Adults with a variety of gifts and talents

Training

Resources

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