Intergenerational Resources & Ideas
Faith communities are one of only a few contexts where every generation is present. This provides a unique opportunity and yet so often all our time as a gathered faith community is spent in segregation of generations. Here you will find resources and ideas that prompt wonderings about what might it look like and how might our life as a faith community be enriched if we were to take some time to intentionally connect generations.
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Engage All Ages Podcast
Have you wondered what the keys to doing life together might be? If you’re keen to try this whole inter-generational worship thing, then this podcast from Intergenerate Australia & New Zealand is for you.
Intergenerational Ministry what it is and what it isn’t
Australian Resource Hub
An Australian resource for the church working together to see the generations connect. You will find video webinars with some of the leading thinkers in this space alongside links to articles and ideas to get you started. Intergenerate.com.au
Values are key drivers in what we do and the effectiveness of any change we might make. This article explores some of the core values in intergenerational ministry
This easy-to-use tool helps churches take a picture of current ministries and their inclusion of multiple ages, and create a plan to move toward being an intergenerational church https://www.genonministries.org/products/intergenerational-ministry-visioning-tool
Dave Csinos unpacks the possibilities of Intergenerational Preaching
Intergenerational Ministry and the family
By Kara Jenkins
This article is helpful for leadership group considering moving towards a more intergenerational church
Should Kids Be Included in the Weekly Worship Service?
Worship Service Notes for Kids
Tell me about God
by Elizabeth Ward
Contains 26 Outlines – An A to Z look at the Attributes of God. Tried and tested for children & intergenerational groups. See here.
All Age Gathering Resources
Please note this is a paperback resource from Scripture Union UK. However they do have individual sessions available for purchase as downloadable files
Ideas For Passing Faith To The Next Generation
Kids benefit from having input from people of all ages. God’s plan is that the whole community is involved in passing on the faith to the younger generation (Deuteronomy 6). Here are some ideas to help you do that in your church. Make sure that when you encourage sharing of experiences and interests, you encourage sharing of ‘God things’ as well.
Intergenerational Christian Formation
“One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts.” Psalm 145:4.
Most churches and faith communities segregate their ministries by age and generation. This has not always been the case and may not be best for life long faith. In this comprehensive text, Holly Allen and Christine Ross offer a complete framework for intentional intergenerational Christian formation.
They provide the theoretical foundations for intergenerationality, showing how learning and spiritual formation are better accomplished through intergenerational contexts.
Discover the riches of intergenerational ministry, and let all generations commend the works of God to one another.
by Tammy Preston https://www.tammypreston.com.au/ A great book exploring intergenerational ministry.
Ministry to children within a healthy intergenerational community can be incredibly transformational, not only to the child, but also the family and the wider community. If we are going to impact the next generation for God, we need to be as deliberately strategic and mission-minded as Jesus was when he walked this earth. This book challenges us to create environments where generations collide.