Forming the Generations:
Why All Ages Matter to the Church
If you remember last March we started our Intergenerational Seminar, and due to COVID we had to postpone it. Now it is a time for a reboot, and we are pleased to have Dr. Wilson McCoy back with us! He has served since 2010 as the Associate Minister at the College Hills Church of Christ in Lebanon, Tennessee. Wilson completed his Doctorate of Ministry at Lipscomb University with his work focusing on intergenerational spiritual formation. He is married to Jessica, who is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, and they have a beautiful daughter, Everly. He enjoys writing, running, cooking, going to the beach, and to Disney with his family.
Week 1 (September 8th): Dwelling in the Word: An Intergenerational Experience
As we start our special Wednesday series, we will begin by sharing in an intergenerational experience together as a church. This hands-on activity will also be combined with reflections on how it impacted another community of faith. All our FYG teens (6th-12th grade) and adults will meet in the Fellowship Hall for this first night!
Week 2 (September 15th): What’s the Big Deal About Intergenerational Ministry?
This week will introduce the concept of intergenerational ministry by focusing on the various ages that make up our local congregations. Central to bringing the generations together is understanding what makes each age group similar and different. All our FYG teens (6th-12th grade) and adults will meet together again for this week.
Week 3 (September 22nd): Why Does Intergenerational Ministry Matter for the Church?
This week will make the case for practicing intergenerational ministry in the local church. Through Scripture, stories, and studies we will better see the benefits of bringing the generations together through an intentional and regular rhythm.
Week 4 (September 29th): How Can We Practice Intergenerational Ministry Here?
This week will explore a variety of ways churches are trying to become more intergenerational. We will look at some concrete examples from other churches as well as brainstorm together what it might look like at this church to bring the generations together.
We would love to see a large crowd of adults and teens attend these special nights. Special Note: There will be a special class for all SONshine Street aged children held in the WEARhouse during this seminar!