Defining Intergenerational Ministry

Defining intergenerational ministry is an essential first step in doing intergenerational ministry. So, let’s consider what it is. What is intergenerational ministry? Intergenerational ministry is different age groups intentionally cooperating to connect with each other, with Jesus and with His Story. To elaborate: Intergenerational ministry is different age groups … The building block of intergenerational […]

From Age-Isolated to Age-Integrated: Initiating Intergenerational Ministry in Your Church

Initiating intergenerational ministry From age-isolated to age-integrated. How do you go about initiating intergenerational ministry in your church? Before answering this question, let’s define intergenerational ministry … Intergenerational ministry is two or more age groups intentionally cooperating in worshiping, witnessing and working together to connect people with Jesus and His Story. It’s where the experiences, […]

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Interacting With Children

To spiritually thrive and not just survive, we must include all age groups in the church’s mission. That’s sometimes easier said than done. Different age groups perceive the world, process information, and develop faith differently. So how do young and old join together meaningfully? Here are five suggestions for interacting with children: 1. Embrace children. […]

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What is the Goal of Family Ministry?

What is the goal of family ministry? Family ministry should be committed to one supreme goal – to connect all generations with Jesus and His Word. To elaborate: Connect all generations … Family ministry is intergenerational. There are no age restrictions to participating in and practicing the way of Jesus. It’s linking two or more […]

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What Does the Bible Say About Family Ministry?

Family ministry in the Bible. What does the Bible say about family ministry? “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you” Exodus 20:12. The above verse from the Ten Commandments may be one of the best-known verses concerning families. Yet noticeably, it doesn’t mention the word “family.” […]

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Becoming Intergenerational

Is your church intergenerational – where young and old worship, pray, serve, eat, sing, play, and live for Jesus together? Or are the different age groups mainly confined to age-segregated programs and activities? Professors Holly Allen and Christine Ross believe intergenerational communities are crucial and catalytical for the health and growth of children and adults: […]

Children’s Ministry Basics

Children’s Ministry Basics is a blog. It equips parents, grandparents, teachers, pastors, camp counsellors, and others to creatively and innovatively connect children with Jesus and His Story. For +150 years, Scripture Union has participated, by faith, in what Jesus is doing among children worldwide. In so doing, we’ve learned some things along the way. We […]