Generations Together: Caring, Praying, Learning, Celebrating, & Serving Faithfully

by Kathie Amidei, Jim Merhaut, and others. Lifelong Faith Associates, LLC, 2014.


This comprehensive guide helps congregations lay the groundwork for establishing vibrant intergenerational churches.


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Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders



Practical Applications

  • Encourage and sustain faith formation in young children by reading this resource to better understand how faith develops from generation to generation.
  • Draw from the experiences of one church's venture towards becoming intergenerational.

About the Contributor

Jan Goodyear

Jan Goodyear is a retired middle school language arts teacher. She retired after 33 years of teaching and has since educated herself on church transformation and applied that knowledge by consulting with churches on visioning, structure, leadership development, and Christian education. 

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