Gather Generations Together. Blend Worship and Education. Connect Church and Home.
About Cross+Gen Seasonals
Keep these words that I’m commanding you today in your heart. Recite them to your children and talk about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise.
- Deuteronomy 6:6-7
Cross+Gen Seasonal resources will help your church.
We combine the wisdom of the elder and the wonder of the child, and watch the blessings flow as we become the family of God, together in one place, in one space. Cross+Gen Seasonals are a great way to move your church into intentional intergenerational ministry.
Use Cross+Gen Seasonals in a Christian ed or worship setting. The PowerPoints make this resource easy to customize for your church’s needs.
What Cross+Gen Seasonals resources are available?
Use this great material to involve and include the entire congregation in building relationships while providing opportunities for learning and worship together.
CROSS+GEN SEASONALS - FAQs
Q1: Why Stewardship, Advent, and Lent in the context of Cross+Gen ministry?
Trying to shift your congregation’s focus to cross+generational ministry from scratch can seem like an incredibly daunting task. Experience with our members has shown us that exposing cross-generational ministry in “bite-sized chunks”—that is, using programs of limited duration during these key times during the church year—is a very effective way to help congregation members experience for themselves the benefits of cross-generational ministry and “be on the same page.”
Q2: What if we like cross-generational ministry and want to do it for the entire church year?
That is great news and have we got something for you! Check out Bible Song Cross+Gen. It is the result of over twenty years of Faith Inkubators creating, testing, tweaking, listening and redesigning. Bible Song Cross+Gen will help you build a fun and life-giving cross-generational ministry.
Q3: Is there a “home connection” element for Stewardship, Advent, or Lent?
FAITH5 is a simple five-step at home faith practice that is built into the core of Cross+Gen Seasonals. Guests will practice the five steps of the FAITH5 together each week at church, and then be challenged to practice those same five steps every night at home. Additionally, all Faith Inkubators Seasonals come with printable FAITH5 Bookmarks for you to send home with each guest. These bookmarks provide a daily Scripture verse that is connected to the theme. They are a great tool to implement the motto—
Faith Formation Every Week at Church and Every Night in Every Home!
Q4: What are the dates of the membership year?
The membership year for all three theme sets (Stewardship, Advent & Lent) runs from September 1 to August 31 of the following year. Each unit is a separate membership
Q5: If I have questions after getting my materials, is there a real live person with experience available to answer them?
Yes! You can e-mail your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call us at 1-888-55FAITH. We’re here to serve you. How can we help?