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Reimagining Church: Revamping Youth Ministry / Going Intergenerational

Visioning a future church for the now; creating communities centered on Christ, cosmic good, and conscientious living.

Books & Downloads

The Storied Church: A Strategy for Congregational Renewal     This Is God’s Table     Youth Ministry as Peace Education: Overcoming Silence, Transforming Violence

Blogs, Podcasts, & Articles

Living Lutheran:Generations of Faith

Read how ELCA congregations are using intergenerational ministries to bring people together and connect members of all generations.
Follow along on social media, using the hashtag #LLGenerations, to read more. 

howtokeepgenzinyourpews

How to Keep Gen Z in Your Pews by St Olaf College Senior, Holly Beck.

Rev. Dr. Michael Piazza encourages us to reconsider our Sunday school - and adult - approach to reading, understanding, and interpreting the Word of God / the Bible in Liberation Word: Is God Still Speaking?

In RevGalBlogPals, The Pastoral Is Political blog, Rev. Emily Heitzman clarifies the importance of creating Affirming Spaces for LGBTQIA+ Youth.

Diverse group of young adults

A Call to Overinvest in the Young

Bishop Janice Huie calls for a new approach to engaging younger people in the church. She argues for overinvesting in young people who don’t sit in our pews every Sunday by drawing resources from the center to the periphery of the church.

Webinars & Training

CONVERGENCE offers numerous leadership and community development webinars on-demand or in a cohort:

Intergenerational Curricula

     

Follow Me: Biblical Practices for Faithful Living

This thirty-six-unit curriculum is based on practices Jesus did and taught us to do as faithful followers. Written for people of all ages who wish to live out their faith, this new curriculum examines where these practices are found in the Bible and how they have been used in Christian faith then and now.

Watch the Webinar

Download Sample

Download Media Kit

Download the Preaching Guide

All Living the Questions curricula are available to stream or download; includes a variety of progressive topics.

 

The State of Religion & Young People 2020 from Springtide Research Institute: unpacks the complexity of young peoples' religious lives, with special features exploring how they feel about politics, careers, and online gatherings.