On the first Sunday of the month, we all (babies, toddlers, kids, students and adults) gather in the big room for what we call “InterGen Worship.” These worship services are usually a bit shorter, end with Communion, and have lots of different elements (singing, activities, etc.). We anticipate noise, wiggles and a lot more on these Sundays…and count it a blessing to have so many kids. 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.
Our nursery & children’s area close on InterGen Sundays, so that we’re “all together" in the big room.