11.23.14 Worship Confessional

JesseTreeSomething old is new again. Congregations across the  United States are rediscovering the power of the  inter-generational faith community. Most congregations are multi-­generational by membership. Some are  intentionally inter-generational. They make their inter-generational character a defining feature of their  community life, ministries, and programming.  These churches make it a priority to foster inter-generational relationships, faith sharing, and storytelling; to incorporate all generations in worship; to develop service  projects that involve all ages, and to engage all generations in learning together. For these churches, being  inter-generational is a way of  life. It is an integral element of their culture. It is who they are. (John Roberto, The Important of Inter-generational Community for Faith Formation)

Our heart is to be an inter-generational faith community and to live into this value, four times a year, our Director of Children, Youth and Families, Amber Steele,coordinates a WE Event. This curriculum is designed by Faith Alive and at each WE event, our entire community, young and old alike experiences part of God’s story through drama; we live into God’s story by talking together; we participate in an activity with others around the table; and we reflect, sing, and praise God together. This morning our theme was “Joining the Kingdom” and we lived into the anointing of David narrative found in 1 Samuel 16.

How does your church intentionally seek to be an inter-generational community?

Here is our complete worship flow:

  • Bless Your Name (Eddie Kirkland)
  • Come Thou Fount (Traditional)
  • Reading from Psalm 8
  • 10,000 Reasons
  • Report from our Pittsburgh Project Team
  • WE Experience (Joining the Kingdom)
  • Psalm 24
  • Arise, King of Kings (Eoghan Heaslip)

You can learn what other communities of faith experienced this weekend in worship at The Worship Community.

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