Why We're Unashamedly Intergenerational
Let's Face It: All of us in church have talked about adults and students working together. But for some reason, the discussion hardly ever becomes practical. As followers of Jesus we all have something to offer each other - no matter what age. A student can teach an adult and an adult can teach a student. It's that simple. This book examines how one large church moved from segregated ministries to becoming unashamedly intergenerational.
Praise for Why We're Unashamedly Intergenerational:
"Cutting edge churches around the country are moving more and more into intergenerational ministry. Frontline Community Church has done a marvelous job explaining the "whys" and "hows" of church life that represents the type of cross-generational relationships that God intends. I've already recommended this resource to parents, grandparents, and church leaders." - Kara Powell, PhD, Executive Director, Fuller Youth Institute
"Matthew has been a key national leader in the area of intergenerational ministry in the church. This resource developed by Matthew and the Frontline team help provide a roadmap resource for ministries to learn from." - Jeff Eckart, Founder and Director, Claim Your Campus
"Matthew approaches life with with a compelling honesty that is evident in his writing, speaking and life. Over the years I have spent a considerable amount of time with Matthew both in ministry and in friendship. He is the real deal!" - Cory Doiron, Lead singer of Atlantic, event speaker, and sporadic blogger
"Matthew's newest book is the most direct and practical book out there on how to effectively execute intergenerational ministry. This is not another fad about reaching students through a program but a church-wide strategy that will reshape how you view ministry." - Ian Nacy, Middle School Pastor, Kentwood Community Church
"Our church could not have take the steps we have to become an intergenerational ministry without a clear understanding of our current reality, and why it needs to change. This book, (or manual as we've called it), has provided us the insight and tools we have needed to thrive as a church reaching out to people of all ages." - Brian Blum, Lead Pastor, Frontline Community Church