For intergenerational ministry settings, worship and faith formation are often intertwined. In many churches, worship is the most likely setting for intergenerational interaction, yet there are many settings in which children, youth and adults can grow in faith together. Every congregation will find the practices and settings that work best for its unique context.
On September 14, 2021, Shana Peachey Boshart, Mennonite Church USA denominational minister for Faith Formation, hosted a roundtable conversation on intergenerational ministry.
Three pastors shared from their experiences:
- Lora Nafziger, pastor of Christian Formation from Assembly Mennonite Church, Goshen, Indiana
- Melissa Spolar, minister of Children & Youth, Pasadena (California) Mennonite Church
- Zachary Martinez, pastor, Sojourn Mennonite Church, Greeley and Fort Collins, Colorado
Here is the recording of their input, which kicked off the Roundtable conversation. They addressed these questions:
- Why are you enthusiastic about intergenerational ministry?
- How have people welcomed or resisted this concept?
- What resources have you found to support your efforts?