Intergenerational ministry 2018-11-09T09:34:00+00:00

Intergenerational
ministry

Workshop description

The workshops varies from one to four days and are designed to equip pastors and leaders to include children with adults in all the different ministries of the local church

Workshop aim

To discuss, design and practice theologically sound ways to include children with adults in all aspects of the church community’s worship, service and life.

We  introduce
participants to:

  • Biblical perspectives on intergenerational ministry
  • Understanding how intergenerational relationships foster children’s spirituality.
  • Recent research and case studies dealing with intergenerational ministry
  • (Re-) design key aspects of the church community’s worship, service and life.

Training  process

Groups discussions; reflection on case studies, research and literature;
demonstrations and role-play and intergenerational experiences.

 

Objectives of the course

At the end of the training, the participants will be able to:

  • Reflect on key Biblical texts referring to children, families and community;
  • Reflect on being and doing church in the local community in terms of hospitality;
  • Reflect on recent research and case studies dealing with child-inclusive or inter-generational church ministry;
  • Critically evaluate current practices in the local church concerning children and adults;
  • (Re-) design key aspects of the church community’s worship, service and life in terms of the above reflections;
  • Practice skills relating to some of the key aspects above;
  • Formulate a strategy and plans to transform the local church into a church where children and adults are welcome.

 

Application
requirements

Applicants must be involved in ministering/leading/managing the different ministries of the church.

 

Course fees

The fee includes training, training material, accommodation, all meals and training-related transport. A deposit of 10% is payable with application. The outstanding amount is payable at the start of the course.

 

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What participants say about the course 

“There are many small changes to be made to systematically apply this approach in the church, for example to equip older children to become role models for the younger children. In due course, these changes can be made increasingly to create more opportunities for children and adults to apply their faith together.”

Feedback from ministers who attended the course.