Intergenerational Learning Programs
Here are a variety of fully designed intergenerational programs. Use the links below to go the LifelongFaith website where these sessions are found.
Christian Education Journal: Intergenerational Ministry
Series 3, Volume 9.1, Spring 2012
There is great potential for faith development in intergenerational settings, but it is not always easy to know how to make this work for the benefit of all ages. The “Special Focus” of this issue of the journal looks at the potential, power, and promise of intergenerational ministry in the church.
Order from Biola University: http://journals.biola.edu/cej/volumes/9/issues/1
Faithful Generations: Effective Ministry across Generational Lines
John R. Mabry
(Church Publishing, 2013)
Faithful Generations provides a hopeful and helpful guide to the different adult
generations alive today, discussing the events that formed them and the issues important
to them. Most importantly, it describes their spiritual distinctions - the particular needs,
gifts and concerns that drive these different generations. With a basic understanding of
how other generations think and what drives them spiritually, ministers and congregation scan not only avoid conflict, but also put those distinctions to work in order to minister more effectively and create harmony in our religious communities. The book provides a lucid analysis of how beliefs, expectations and experience differ from one generationto the next, and clear-cut, practical and specific advice about how to use that analysis to facilitate communication, congregational harmony and spiritual direction.
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