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  • R300/person plus the presenter’s travelling and accommodation fees.
  • Option 1 (over 2 days): 08:00 to 16:00 
  • Option 2 (over 3 days): 08:00 to 16:00 (day  1), 08:00 to 13:00 (day 2), 08:00 to 13:00 (day 3)


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A declaration of completion will be awarded on completion of the course. Some regional synods of the Dutch Reformed Church award VBO points for the workshop.
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“An intergenerational church, comprising at least three generations, is vital for a growing and sustainable church. In the same way, a denomination’s future is dependent on the active presence of many generations. If a church or denomination is not intergenerational, it will die.”

(Whitesel & Hunter – A House Divided)

Faith grows where generations come together. But how do we effectively bring generations together in today's church? 

What is required of leaders to develop a congregation where intergenerational faith growth can flourish? 

How can we be like that congregation?

Who should attend?

This workshop is aimed at ministers and leaders responsible for children and youth ministry in congregations. For everyone with a heart for generations, young and old.

Course content and objectives

The following themes are dealt with during the workshop:

  • The concept of hospitality (inclusiveness) as Jesus portrayed it (Matthew 18:1-14 as an example) and the implications for a congregation today.
  • Belief transmission as an intergenerational process:
    - What do the social sciences say about this?
    - What does practical-theological research say about this?
    - What do the Old and New Testaments say about this?
  • Relationships as the approach to all work with children in the congregation and community. How do relationships work with children?
  • Intergenerationality as a key element in missional congregations - how does it work in practice?
  • What skills (competencies) do congregation leaders need for relationship-oriented and intergenerational ministries and how can they be developed?
  • What strategy can we follow to move in the direction of relationship-oriented/intergenerational congregations?

Course Coordinator

Rev. Dirk Coetsee
Coordinator: Strategic Partnerships

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