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Generational Discipleship in the Age of COVID

Intergenerational ministry encompasses the whole congregation, all generations, in communal and corporate contexts of friendship, mentorship, discipleship, and relationship. It is at its heart, a cultural characteristic of a congregation rather than a specific ministry area; it is a culture that values and creates space for meaningful connections to be made across generational boundaries in a variety of settings for the purpose of generational discipleship, faith formation, and community building. These resources help to explore the implications of intergenerational relationships on our congregation, our community, and our homes as well as the impact COVID-19 has had on our approaches to generational discipleship.


8 Resources
D6 Family: Connecting Church and Home
This organization provides resources for parents to jump-start ministry at home for their...
Faith Inkubators
This organization provides curricula and tools that help congregations equip parents to be...
GenOn Ministries
This organization provides a wide range of services and curricula to foster faith...
InterGenerate: Transforming Churches through Intergenerational Ministry
Written by scholars and ministers in the trenches, this book addresses why churches should...
Intergenerational Christian Formation: Bringing the Whole Church Together in Ministry, Community...
This book encourages an intergenerational approach to ministry and explores that idea through...
LifelongFaith Associates
Led by John Roberto, this organization helps congregations develop sustainable faith formation...
ReFocus Ministry
This organization helps faith communities foster intergenerational discipleship, providing...
Youth Ministry that Lasts a Lifetime
This book explores core youth ministry questions and provides a ministry model to equip youth...

Guest Contributor

Christina Embree

Christina Embree is a minister of generational discipleship for the Great Lakes Conference of the Brethren in Christ and a church planter and new gen coordinator at Plowshares Brethren in Christ in Lexington, KY. She earned a Masters of Arts in Ministry, Children, Youth and Family focus from Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) and is currently a doctoral candidate of Ministry in Spiritual Formation at IWU. Christina has a heart to see homes as the primary place for faith formation and spiritual growth for kids, parents, grandparents and every other member of the family. Her husband, Luke, is the pastor/church planter at Plowshares Brethren in Christ and they have three children Hannah, Naomi, and Caleb. 

She writes at and is a contributing writer at D6 Family,, and Seedbed. You can follow her on  FB: ReFocus Ministry and Twitter: @EmbreeChristina

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