LOGOS What Is LOGOS?
LOGOS is a weekly intergenerational experience
LOGOS is an intentional time for all ages to come together to learn about God and experience activities that grow their relationship with God and others. At each LOGOS gathering, participants take part in Bible study, recreation, a family-style meal, and a variety of worship arts to lead in worship. These four parts are fashioned after the early church in Acts 2:42 (CEB), “The believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the community, to their shared meals, and to their prayers.” LOGOS is a purposeful and planned ministry led by parents, grandparents and other adults who share their God-given gifts.
LOGOS builds intergenerational community
LOGOS helps develop deep roots within the congregation when parents, grandparents, and other significant adults dedicate time to the ministry. When parents volunteer in LOGOS, it helps them as the primary spiritual guide for their children. Clergy and other volunteers of all ages from the church also serve, making this a congregational ministry.
What are church staff and volunteers saying?
“Our LOGOS ministry continues to connect people of all ages and provide them with the opportunity to grow their faith and in relationship with one another.”
Sun Prairie United Methodist, Sun Prairie, WI
“Without LOGOS, I don’t think Concordia would be here anymore. Based on where we were at that time and where we were heading, I don’t think we could have on our own sustained reaching out to the neighborhood.”
Jim Ryan, LOGOS Director, Concordia Lutheran Church, Worcester, MA
“LOGOS has allowed us a way to connect with families in our neighborhood.”
North Long Beach Christian Church, Long Beach, CA
“The great thing about LOGOS is that you get to experience the people that you are studying with in a variety of situations, making it easier to relate to them and enhancing your understanding of what they say in a Bible study. People talk about very different things over dinner or in recreation than they do in a formal once a week Bible study or Sunday School class. If you learn what else is important to them in other situations you are able to gain a better appreciation, understanding, and in my experience a greater respect, for what they bring to the table in a Bible study.”
Steve Pankratz, past LOGOS participant, First United Methodist Church, Midland, MI
Listen to Liz Perraud, GenOn Ministries' Executive Director, discuss LOGOS as an effective model for intergenerational ministry
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