“Intergenerational Ministry occurs when a congregation intentionally brings the generations together
in mutual serving, sharing or learning within the core activities of the church in order to live out being
the body of Christ to each other and the greater community.”
Allen & Ross (2012) Intergenerational Christian Formation
Intergenerational ministry seeks to bring all people, all ages and stages of life and faith into the gathered community. Traditional age-group cohorts have not always brought our children and young people into the life of the church as they have grown, and much older people can feel isolated as they age. Intergenerational ministry can bring our lost voices together and uses everyone’s gifts and wisdom. When we intentionally gather to worship, pray, and share our faith, we are strengthened in our own faith journey.
Research demonstrates that intergenerational connections strengthen our resilience, our faith and our engagement in church. It is an important way to be the body of Christ.
If you want to know more about intergenerational ministry, contact Angela Blundell or check out our Facebook page.
Intergenerational Ministry Facilitator
Mobile: 022 645 0173
Stir It Up Sunday falls on the Sunday before Advent begins. These resources have been developed to help ministry units design and host their own event, bringing people of different ages together to converse, create and pray together.