FROM ONE GENERATION TO ANOTHER: Why Intergenerational Services are Good for the Local Church (Part 4).

Finally, a regularly scheduled intergenerational service allows the church to benefit from mutual edification.  Such edification takes place through the relationships that develop among the believers who regularly meet together. Researchers David M. Csinos and Ivy Beckwith state that for young people, “Receiving support, encouragement, and guidance from three or more nonparent adults is a […]

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FROM ONE GENERATION TO ANOTHER: Why Intergenerational Services are Good for the Local Church (Part 3).

Another benefit of a strategic intergenerational service is that it allows the church to purposefully include children and youth in the life of the church community, declaring openly that they are a part of the larger church body.  One of the repeated oppositions heard when children are included in an otherwise adult-oriented service is that […]

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FROM ONE GENERATION TO ANOTHER: Why an Intergenerational Service is Good for the Local Church (Part 2).

  Scripture is clear that the primary facilitator of the Christian faith in the life of the child is the parent.  In Deuteronomy 6:6-9, God reveals His design for the propagation of His divine revelation to be from parent to child.  However, according to a survey compiled in 2008, over 50 percent of Christian parents […]

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FROM ONE GENERATION TO ANOTHER: Why Intergenerational Services are Good for the Local Church (Part 1).

Imagine the scene: Excited parents bringing their children[1] to the newly-famous Rabbi.  News about His authoritative teachings and wondrous works have been widely circulated.  These parents have come to have this Rabbi lay His hands on their children, conveying God’s blessing on their lives both now and in the years to come.[2]  They come with […]

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Why I Love My Church

“Give yourself to the Church. You that are members of the Church have not found it perfect and I hope that you feel almost glad that you have not. If I had never joined a Church till I had found one that was perfect, I would never have joined one at all! And the moment […]

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