The Intergenerational Church: Understanding Congregations from WWII to WWW.COM

by Peter Menconi. Mt. Sage Publishing, 2010.

Written in three parts, this resource examines the characteristics of five generations while offering practical suggestions for integrating generations within church life.


integrating generations in all aspects of church life, worksheets, social and historical context, existing tension between generations, intergenerational realities

Best For

clergy and lay leaders


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Initiate a conversation about how your congregation can nurture intergenerational relationships by using the worksheets provided.
  • Address tension between generations by reading part three to better understand each generation's differing views concerning church mission.

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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