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InterGenerate: Transforming Churches through Intergenerational Ministry pp. 141-149


9781684261505 (pbk.)

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220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)| 220405 Religion and Society

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Leaders in Christian communities are all asking the same question: How can we bring the generations back together?

InterGenerate addresses important questions of why we should bring the generations back together, but even more significantly, how we can bring generations back together. In this edited collection, ministers, church leaders, and Christian educators will find valuable, new generational theory perspectives, fresh biblical and theological insights, and practical outcomes backed by current research.

InterGenerate offers important guidance on topics including

  • intergenerational spiritual disciplines,

  • transitioning from multigenerational to intergenerational,

  • new research that focuses directly on intergenerational ministry and offers practical outcomes to implement, and

  • benefits of intergenerational ministry for the most marginalized generations.

An exciting and distinctive aspect of InterGenerateis the vast diversity of voices—men and women ranging in age from millennials to baby boomers, representing multiple countries and over a dozen denominations—all seeking ways to become more intentionally intergenerational in their outlook and practice.


The content of this publication is a reprint of Azzopardi, J. (2018). Well-being, discipleship and intergenerational connectedness. In H. Catterton Allen (Ed.). InterGenerate: Transforming churches through intergenerational ministry (pp. 141-149). Abilene, TX: Abilene Christian University Press. Used by permission of Abilene Christian University Press.

Staff and Students of Avondale College may access InterGenerate: Transforming churches through intergenerational ministry from Avondale College Library (253 Al5-3).

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