Generate 2019 – Growing Intergenerational Ministry Feb 22,23 Parkville, Melbourne
Now that the “Why” of intergenerational ministry is well-established, more and more leaders and their churches are wanting to explore the “How” and the “What”. It’s one thing to know that an intergenerational approach is vital for sustainable, long-term faith formation and discipleship for people of any age, it’s another thing entirely to implement such an approach in your own context. Generate 2019 – Growing Intergenerational Ministry will assist all shapes and sizes of churches, and their leaders, grow in their capacity to develop a genuinely intergenerational culture. Friday will focus on the Intergenerational Ministry Foundations and Saturday on the Intergenerational Ministry Practicalities. Register for either day or, ideally, both! Click here for more event information. And here’s a website with more stuff too. You can register there…
Nb. If you are planning to come to Melbourne for this event, you might also want to stay on for Thriving Ministry Leadership: lessons from a duck, an echidna and a caterpillar which is taking place on Sunday February 24 at 2.30pm in Surrey Hills. To be led by Andrew McDonough, best known as the author and illustrator of the Lost Sheep books, this event is for those in ministry leadership, such as ministers, deacons, pastors, chaplains, lay preachers, church council members and those with specific responsibility for children, young people and families.
According to Andrew, “Jesus’ best command ever is ‘look at the birds’. It’s where to start if you’re following Jesus. Now, if you’re in ministry leadership, we recommend you pay attention to all of God’s creatures. If people drive you bonkers, if you’re exhausted from helping everyone, if your last sermon was described as ‘nice’ and if the phrase ‘fruitful ministry’ fills you with determination and despair then join the duck, an echidna, a caterpillar, a tree, Andrew McDonough and other new ministry friends in a workshop that will be fun and possibly of some value.” Click here for more event information.