Congregational Connections: Uniting Six Generations in the Church

by Carroll Anne Sheppard, Nancy Burton Dilliplane. Xlibris, 2011.

This book examines the differences and needs of the six generations that make up congregations, offering insight into how each relates to congregational identity, purpose, and orientation.


activities to increase appreciation for generation differences, suggestions for attracting younger adults, how to form a congregational community

Best For

clergy and lay leaders of any faith tradition


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Create a more unified congregation despite generational age gaps by drawing upon an understanding of generational differences, needs, and desires.
  • Attract a variety of demographics by following suggestions on how to attract young adults.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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