Intergenerational Ministry Sunday LIFT
Intergenerational community building resource for Sunday mornings and beyond
GenOn now has virtual LIFT sessions for use during the pandemic.
Sunday LIFT can be done at home! It's a fun and easy way for families at home to grow relationships through the sharing of food, fellowship, and learning. Families can be small or large, from younger to older. Get more details here.
To help with sheltering at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering a FREE Sunday LIFT at Home session. Click here to access it.
What is Sunday LIFT?
- Brings generations together to share food, learn, worship, and have fun
- Invites two or more generations to learn together in small groups around tables
- Uses 1-2 key leaders to prepare and guide sessions, not teachers for multiple classes
- Replaces or supplements traditional Sunday school (and beyond!)
- Provides stand-alone sessions, helpful for sporadic attendance
- Can be used in small or large churches, and with or without children
- Is affordable and adaptable with 4-session units or full 12-session sets for 60-minute (or 45-minute) gatherings
Ideas for YOUR church
Midweek LIFT...Summer LIFT…Advent LIFT...Lent LIFT...Dinner LIFT...LIFT at Home...VBS LIFT...LIFT + Worship Arts...and, of course, Sunday LIFT!
“If you need an alternative to Sunday school or would like to experiment with providing a program designed to build intergenerational relationships, check it out!”An Intergenerational Addition (or Alternative to) Sunday School
--Karen DeBoer, Christian Reformed Church of North America
“Sometimes we treat our church curricula like rocket science instead of relationship science. LIFT provides accessible tools to build quality relationships that LIFT all ages in ways that bring us closer to God and to one another.”
--Rev. Dr. Olivia Bryan Updegrove, Author of “What is God” children's book series and Minister for Families and Children for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
"Structured and specific--yet simple, flexible and fun! These are the five words that came to mind after previewing and digesting a sample 4-session unit of the Sunday LIFT intergenerational curriculum." "In a day when leaders in congregations are wringing their hands over fewer participants in educational offerings, witnessing worn out teachers, offering no Sunday school at all, or bemoaning too little budget for curriculum--Sunday LIFT is not only a "godsend," but a template for practicing the art of Christian relationships and developing life-long disciples."
--Linda Staats, Founder, HomeGrown Faith
“Sunday LIFT by GenOn Ministries is an exciting new resource for your church that will bring the generations together in caring, educational, and prayerful ways. Participants of all ages will eat together, play together, learn together, and pray together. Friendships will blossom across the generations leading to faith maturity for your youngest members, your oldest members, and everyone in between. Sunday LIFT offers enough structure for professional and volunteer leaders to implement the program confidently, but also offers enough flexibility so there is room for your own creativity and judgment to flourish. Multiple scheduling options make it easy to fit any Sunday morning church routine. Sunday LIFT is GenOn’s response to the real need in churches to break down the generational barriers so that the full experience of the body of Christ can be known, lived, and celebrated.”
--Jim Merhaut, Director, Coaching to Connect
Questions? Want more information? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-937-2572.