Strengthening Congregational/Generational Connections – Possible Action Steps

Fostering opportunities for greater inter-generational and cross-congregational interaction.

How will we accomplish this? By…

– Continuing to provide opportunities for multi-generational and inter-congregational gatherings of all kinds (fellowship, outreach, worship, prayer)

– Exploring new ways to foster stronger connections between the various ages of our community, healthy transitions between stages of life in our community, as well as deeper connections between our congregations.

5 Responses to “Strengthening Congregational/Generational Connections – Possible Action Steps”

  1. Jan Nerenberg says:

    I was thinking about this today, as I contemplated our congregations, and had a few thoughts.
    How do we involve the children of both congregations, who will soon be together in youth? What would be a healthy way to transition or include oppotunities for them to get to know each other, before they com e together in an awkwrd time in their lives?
    I know that there is a strong core group of Cand C age group as well. Would having them meet in a more neutral setting, or a welcome week activity at the church, be a way of having new people join in?

  2. Kyla says:

    I feel as though our 2 point form statements are quite redundant here, saying almost the same thing. Could they be merged into one? Perhaps eliminating the first one entirely, and just using the second one but starting with ‘Fostering stronger connection between…’?

  3. Cecilia says:

    I like the idea of “working together” as a community towards a common goal. That always goes far in building community.

  4. Dorothy says:

    With this statement, as in the previous one, “Exploring” doesn’t identify “Action Steps.” Perhaps, Creating a mentorship program that brings seniors and youth or young adults and middle age groups together to share in conversation. This might be accomplished through “coffee-talks” directly after the morning service. This is just an example.

    Brendon, I appreciate your work on this.

  5. Kari says:

    I know we kind of reference it in Diversity/Unity, but one of the big themes I heard in both of our gatherings was that we need to do a better job of communicating – through our communication from the pulpit, to the info wall, and especially via our web-communications and social media use. I feel this might be one specific way that we could address misconceptions between our two communities, as well as between various demographics in the church and I would like to see it mentioned here.

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