Intergenerational Ministry Becoming Intentionally Intergenerational
"As a child of the church, I feel included and loved. I like doing things at my church because they include children in almost everything. It’s good to have friends my age here as well as friends younger and older. We help each other love and serve God.”
What is intergenerational ministry?
Intergenerational ministry nurtures Christ-centered community by bringing together two or more generations in planned and purposeful settings, where all are mutually invested.
How does your church get started?
Curious about LOGOS weekly 4-part intergenerational ministry? Go to Get Started with LOGOS.
GenOn partners with your church and provides a GenOn Guide to assess and explore ways to bring generations together with an emphasis on intergenerational experiences leading to Christ-centered community. The deep relationships formed through these experiences play an invaluable role in the development of lifelong disciples and in the renewal of energy and vitality in the whole congregation.
Guiding and Visioning
We can guide you from where you are currently with Intergenerational Ministry, to where you want to be! We recommend you begin with our Intergenerational Ministry Starter Bundle. Contact us at 877.937.2572 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We recommend a simple and foundational six-step path for becoming intentionally intergenerational.
Enjoy your exploration and surround the journey in prayer. Contact GenOn Ministries and ask questions. Gather a diverse team of “thinkers” and “doers” to consider moving intergenerational ministry forward for your church. Review recommended books, articles, and websites on our “Why Intergenerational” page. Attend Intergenerational Pathways workshop. Share with others what you have discovered.
With a GenOn Guide, use Intergenerational Ministry Snapshot to evaluate the current context of your congregation and consider areas to modify or redesign: worship, study, service, and fellowship. Then, use GenOn’s Designing Intergenerational Ministry Areas for next steps for your chosen ministry area. Share your evaluation and decisions with others and pray for direction and understanding.
Identify training and resources available for your chosen ministry area. Schedule your ministry area workshop and invite key leaders and volunteers to attend. Select needed resources. Pray for wisdom and discernment.
Plan for and hold a pilot intergenerational event, praying for more leaders and congregational support. Afterwards, share stories and pictures throughout the congregation. Evaluate what went well and what needs to be modified.
Check in with GenOn for guidance in planning and launching. Invite more “thinkers” and “doers” to serve alongside you for future gatherings. Plan for equipping and empowering leaders. Pray for fruitful Christ-centered gatherings.
Continue to invite new people into leadership. Continue to learn, evaluate, and modify. Keep innovating and praying. Contact GenOn for more training and guidance in going deeper into becoming more intentionally intergenerational.