Intergenerational and family ministry

What is Intergenerational Church?

“Church…should stimulate enriching fellowship within the membership (Acts 2:42). It should encourage mutual caring among all its members intergenerationally, irrespective of gender, marital status, and socioeconomic standing. . . .Fostering such a climate in Christ’s church includes valuing, nurturing, and employing the gifts of every person, from young to old.”(Intergenerational Christian Formation by Holly Catterton Allen & Christine Lawton Ross pg. 84)

 

 

Intergenerational Church is about valuing all the generations and connecting people across generations in everything that we do as God’s people: learning, service, worship, caring and leading.

 

There are several programs happening at St. Andrew’s that encourage these connections across generations.

 

LOGOS meals: 

LOGOS is an intergenerational ministry where families and individuals of all ages commit to gathering once a week for a meal, Bible study and fun activities. Each session will be six weeks. 

We are trialing this starting at the end of October and hope to have it available on a wider basis after Christmas. 

 

Sharing and Service

Each month this group will gather on a Saturday morning to do a project that benefits either St. Andrew’s or the wider community.

 

Engage Worship: 

The purpose of Engage Worship is to create space for the community of faith the reflect on scripture and create a worship experience out of that shared reflection. This is an event for all ages to learn and build community.

Have a favorite hymn that hasn’t been sung in a while? Come and be part of choosing music for worship. Curious about what goes into creating worship? Want to learn how to use your writing skills to create prayers and reflections? Want worship to reflect you, your beliefs and your needs? This is your chance!