One Church, Four Generations: Understanding and Reaching All Ages in Your Church

by Gary L. McIntosh. Baker Books, 2002.


This book describes the various traits of the four generations that comprise today's churches, and more importantly, gives explanations on how to speak the other's language to help congregations create intergenerational ministry.


descriptions, graphs, diagrams, characteristics of the four generations that comprise today's churches

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Overcome the generational gaps in your congregation by learning more about each generation's values, interests, and qualities.

About the Contributor

Beth Booram

Beth Booram is the co-founder and director of Fall Creek Abbey, an urban retreat center in Indianapolis dedicated to “renewing the contemplative spirit.” In addition, she is a trained spiritual director and author of several books including When Faith Becomes Sight. Beth worked for five years on contract as a resource consultant with the Center for Congregations. 


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