Most churches are multi-generational. With intentionality, a church can become intergenerational, transforming to a new way of being the church—growing disciples, and impacting the world for Jesus Christ in the way, we believe, God intended. This transformation brings about a sense of belonging for all, to be in relationship as equal parts of the body of Christ—the intergenerational church.
Let’s start by defining Christ-centered relationships. What are they? How do they form?
Why intergenerational Christ-centered community? Explore these articles and books.
- Why Bring Generations Together (Holly Catterton Allen)
- Becoming Intentionally Intergenerational (John Roberto.Lifelong Faith Associates)
- Disciples of all Generations (Liz Perraud, GenOn Ministries)
- Moving Away from the Kid Table (Kara Powell, Fuller Youth Institute)
- Report on Shift in Christian Education Paradigms in the Reformed Church
- Three Reasons Why Cross-Generational Connections are Important (Dr. Cory Seibel)
- Value of Relationships (Kent Pekel, Search Institute)
- Relationships: The Oxygen of Human Development (Gene Roehlkepartain, Search Institute)
- Intergenerational Christian Formation (Holly Catterton Allen and Christine Lawton)
- InterGenerate: Transforming Churches through Intergenerational Ministry (Holly Catterton Allen, Editor; Jason Brian Santos, Foreward)
Recent Research Survey
Read “A Study of Faith Formation in Christian Churches,” the results of the GenOn Ministries Advisory Council survey of 1059 churches representing 20 denominations.
Visioning Tool for Intergenerational Ministry
Would you like your church to become more intergenerational? Use our Visioning Tool for Intergenerational Ministry to take an objective picture of your current setting and make plans to move forward.