Intergenerational Ministry Development
“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
Consider attending a free GENeratiONs Together session to explore how GenOn can help you on your journey toward more intentional intergenerational ministry.
For church associations, districts, presbyteries, and synods, we recommend our Cohorts for Intergenerational Ministry Development.
Option 1: Intergenerational Checkup (1 90-minute session online)
Request this session for you and your church leaders to evaluate your current ministries through an intergenerational lens. This is an excellent place to begin as you explore ways to become a more intentionally intergenerational congregation. Learn why gathering multiple generations together helps to cultivate Christ-centered community.
To hold an Intergenerational Checkup Session, the cost for your church is $375. Email Training Director Betsy Dishman for more information.
Option 2: Intergenerational Ministry Development Package (3 90-minute sessions online)
Our Intergenerational Development Package is a 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.
Session 1: Discover - Learn why gathering multiple generations together helps to cultivate Christ-centered community
Session 2: Evaluate - Take a snapshot of where your church is currently with intergenerational ministry
Session 3: Learn - Develop steps to implement your plan for more intentional intergenerational ministry in your chosen Ministry Area
Package cost: $475 with built-in savings, for an unlimited number of participants from your congregation
Email Training Director Betsy Dishman to get started.
Funding for financially stressed churches
Consider our DeHaven Fund to apply for assistance to hold workshops and training for your church.