Historically, the church has seperated families and children from other groups during opportunities for faith formation and education. We have come to discover, however, that bringing generations together can actually enriches everyone's ability to know God.


Many resources, curricula, and books recommended throughout this website incorporate intergenerational and multigenerational components, but if intergenerational is your focus the list below is a great place to start:

Becoming Intergenerational


Ministry Ideas & Resources

Lifelong Faith: "Intergenerational Faith Formation"

"Through the Generations of Faith Project (Center for Ministry Development, 2001-2006), I worked with a team to create a model of intergenerational faith formation and program resources for churches to implement intergenerational learning."


GenOn Ministries (LOGOS)

"GenOn Ministries' mission—and we believe calling as well—is to equip churches and families to develop lifelong Christian disciples of all ages." In addition to the LOGOS program, check out GenOn's Children's Ministry Effectiveness Model.


The Best of Whole People of God (Small churches)

"The Best of Whole People of God Online is a complete online Lectionary-based Sunday school curriculum. It includes weekly age-level lessons as well as worship resources for leaders."


Vibrant Faith @ Home

We offer three complete intergenerational programs ("lesson plans") per season using VF@Home activities available for that season. These sessions can be used in a small parent-child or parent-teen group, or in large "whole community" gatherings.


Seasons of the Spirit FUSION:

"FUSION provides a thoughtful balance between practical planning, biblical background information and worship outlines as well as pages that can be used along with a Christian education team. It also includes faith formation resources that families can use to grow their faith at home and in the community."


Top Ten Ways of Doing Intergenerational Church

Practical tips for beginning an intergenerational program from blogger and author Rev. Mindi Welton-Mitchell

Basic Guide For In Home Faith (Click here)


Intergenerational Christian Formation by Holly Catterton Allen and Christine Lawton Ross


Generations Together: Caring, Praying, Learning, Celebrating, & Serving Faithfully by Kathie Amidei, Jim Merhaut, and John Roberto


"Intergenerational Ministry Beyond the Rhetoric" by Brad M. Griffin and Brenda Snailum

Intergenerate: Transforming Churches through Intergenerational Ministry edited by Holly Catterton Allen

Growing Young: Six Essential Strategies to Help Young People Discover and Love Your Church
by Kara Powell, Jake Mulder and Brad M. Griffin

Adoptive Church (Youth, Family, and Culture): Creating an Environment Where Emerging Generations Belong by Clark Chap and Steven Argue

Gen Z: Digital Generation (some research)


Faith formation in a secular age

How intergenerational interaction improves life chances


All in together: creating places where young and old thrive

Effective Ministry 

Practicing Prayer Intergenerationally Nancy Stamey Eubanks

FaithFull Generation Martyn Payne

Becoming intergenerational

The Foundations of a Faithfull Generation

Growing Up Together is a FREE intergenerational resource is for multi-age households, small groups and communities of faith committed to growing up together in worship, witness and service.  Growing Up Together comprises an overview of the place of rites and rituals in the lives of young people and their communities liturgical resources for marking these significant occasions. Growing Up Together contains resources for recognising and celebrating, in an intergenerational way,

This page was last updated by JK 4/15

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