Intergenerational in Action

I speak so much about Sticky Faith and intergenerational ministry that its a real treat when I get to see it in action. Last week, I preached at Green Bay Community Church, where my friend, Troy Murphy, serves as the senior pastor.

When I walked into the worship center 45 minutes before the first service began, the worship music team was finishing up their rehearsal. Immediately I noticed that while the band had its fair share of 30-ish year-olds, there was a teenage keyboardist and a vocalist with grey hair. Dig it.

Then when it was time to receive offering during the first service, down one aisle came a girl who looked about 14 years old. Down the adjacent aisle came a senior adult.

When I preached about The Big Church that includes people of all ages that morning, it was a joy to be able to use what I had seen that morning as examples of that Big Church. While Troy and Brian, the youth pastor there, have told me that Green Bay Community Church still has some steps to take to be more intergenerational, it was great to see adults and kids already serving side by side. I felt like I was preaching to the choir. And they were singing a great tune.

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