InterGen Sundays: "Everybody together in the big room."

We launched our church with an intergenerational worship service called "Kidstuf" in 2004. Kidstuf is the “brain child” of Reggie Joiner, who pioneered it as a shared family experience where kids would bring their parents into a “kids world” at church. For the first year and a half of our existence, all we did was Kidstuf and small groups. We learned in those early days that something very special happens when everybody is together in the big room. It really does take parents AND a faith community, working together, to pass on faith to the next generation.

InterGen Sundays 2018

  • September 2 - Initiative: Seeing what needs to be done and doing it.
  • October 7 - Contentment: Deciding to be okay with what you have.
  • November 4 - Cooperation: Working together to do more than you can do alone.
  • December 2 - Compassion: Caring enough to do something about someone else's need

Resources for Parents @ Generations:

Studio252 (a website for kids AND parents that talks about the same things we cover in G'town and on InterGen Sundays)

ParentCue (an app for iPhone and Android devices that gives parents tools to leverage spiritual conversations in the middle of everyday life)

What we've learned along the way:

We learned some important lessons by doing Kidstuf as a congregation:

  • Something powerful happens when EVERYONE is together "in the big room"
  • Personalities and characters that people can identify with and come to know and love help people "see" how Biblical truth gets lived out...in real world situations
  • Laughter makes everything better (and kids appreciate physical comedy)
  • Saying ONE THING many different ways helps make that idea "stick"