Workshops and Sessions for Intergenerational Ministry

“Liz's workshop was engaging and interactive. As we explore how to become a more intergenerational congregation, GenOn has given us some concrete and common language to use. Our small group conversations resulted in church members dreaming about a number of different ministries. We are excited about what that means for intentional intergenerationality making its way into many areas of church life here.”

Rev. Julie Hester, Associate Pastor for Faith Formation, First Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC

Upcoming Workshops and Training Events

Online Options

We can guide you from where you are currently with Intergenerational Ministry, to where you want to be using our six-step path for becoming intentionally intergenerationalWe are ready to lead you through this process. Choose the option that best meets your congregation’s ministry needs.

Option 1: Intergenerational Ministry Starter Bundle - Online

Our Intergenerational Ministry Starter Bundle is a 1-2 month guided process for a team of church leaders assisted by a GenOn Guide. This option is available for any size church to design their own approach to further develop intergenerational gatherings in a chosen ministry area – Worship, Study, Service or Fellowship. Sessions cover the first 3 steps in our six step path to becoming more intentionally intergenerational – Discover, Evaluate, and Learn.

Three, 90-minute sessions

  • Session 1: Discover - Intergenerational Pathways
  • Session 2: Evaluate - Take a Snapshot
  • Session 3: Learn - Ministry Area Development

Bundle cost: $395 with built-in savings, unlimited number of participants from your congregation

To begin the conversation, complete an online Letter of Intentor email Training Director Betsy Dishman to discuss the possibilities.

Option 2: Growth Groups for Intergenerational Ministry - Online

Our Growth Groups for Intergenerational Ministry focus on smaller churches worshipping 100 or fewer. It’s a 3 month cohort experience for church teams (of 3 or more leaders) to form groups of 3-5 smaller churches. Assisted by a GenOn Guide, each church team designs their own path to further develop intergenerational gatherings in a chosen ministry area – Worship, Study, Service or Fellowship. It’s a more comprehensive approach that includes church team assignments and covers all 6 steps to becoming more intentionally intergenerational – Discover, Evaluate, Learn, Pilot, Launch, and Sustain. This option also includes 2 individual church team meetings with a GenOn Guide, scheduled as needed throughout the process.

Four, 2-hour sessions (includes assignments for church teams to complete independently):

  • Session 1: Discover – Intergenerational Pathways
  • Session 2: Evaluate – Take a Snapshot
  • Session 3: Learn – Ministry Area Development 
  • Session 4: Pilot, Launch, Sustain – Intergenerational Gatherings
  • Bonus: 2 individual church team meetings with a GenOn Guide, as needed

Growth Group cost: $395 per church, for a church team (of 3 or more leaders) to join a cohort made up of 3-5 smaller churches

To learn more about GenOn Growth Groups, read Exploring the Possibilities for Intergenerational Ministry. Growth Groups are forming for 2022. To begin the conversation, please fill out the Growth Group Interest Form.

Session Descriptions

Discover – Intergenerational Pathways
Explore the concept of intergenerational ministry. Discover why gathering multiple generations together for fellowship, worship, study, and service is important for faith development and church vitality. 

Evaluate – Take a Snapshot
Utilize Intergenerational Ministry Snapshot to evaluate how your congregation is doing and examine the benefits of a more intentional intergenerational approach to ministry.

Learn – Ministry Area Development
Choose a ministry area to develop – Worship, Study, Service, or Fellowship – using an intergenerational lens. Create a shared vision, forward momentum, goals, and action steps to prepare to pilot and launch more intentional intergenerational gatherings. 

Pilot, Launch, Sustain – Intergenerational Gatherings (for Growth Groups only)Continue the journey to pilot an intergenerational gathering, develop steps to launch regular gatherings, and prepare to sustain leaders for ongoing intergenerational ministry.

LIFT TRAINING - ONLINE

LIFT Experience - 90 minutes, $285 for and unlimited number of participants from your congregation.

What will your church do for spiritual formation this year? This could be the time to try an intergenerational approach! Experience a session of LIFT (Living In Faith Together) and explore new ways to be more intentionally intergenerational as a church community.

LOGOS Training - Online

For churches considering LOGOS as an approach to intergenerational ministry, visit What is LOGOS? and LOGOS Get Started.

VIRTUAL VISITS

Invite us to visit with your church virtually. We are available to lead committee meetings, staff meetings, Sunday morning classes and special gatherings. Consider this option as a way to introduce intergenerational ministry to your key leaders (Cost: $150 per hour).

Schedule Your Event

Host an online event for your church.
Complete an online Letter of Intent to schedule your workshop, training, or virtual visit, or contact Training Director Betsy Dishman to discuss the possibilities.

Attend a workshop or training event.
GenOn frequently hosts online events that are open to the public. Check our Events Calendar for upcoming dates, costs per person, and ways to register.

Don't see a date that suits you? Sign up here to be notified when new online workshops and training dates are scheduled.

Not sure where to begin?
We can guide you! Contact us at 877.937.2572 or info@genonministries.org to begin the conversation.

Workshops and Training - In-person Options

A cornerstone of GenOn Ministries for generations has been our in-person training where faith communities are enriched and Christ-cenetered relationships deepen. We are open to discussing ways and costs to bring an in-person workshop or training event to your church.

Contact us at 877.937.2572 or info@genonministries.org.  

Funding for financially stressed churches

Consider our DeHaven Fund to apply for assistance to hold workshops and training for your church. 

 

A Sunday morning Virtual Visit with leaders from Trinity Lutheran Church, Enumclaw, WA.

church volunteer training

 

 

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