This past Sunday, I had the privilege of leading worship with Brooklyn McBride, Plymouth’s Director of Christian Formation. I have spent much time thinking about young people in the church, and Brooklyn oversees ministries for young people and their families.
This past Sunday, we led an intentional cross-generational worship service. Cross-generational worship refers to pairings with big age differences or engaging in embodied practices from different generations. In other words, it involves regular interaction, engagement, and discipleship between and across generations. A church service is cross-generational when the congregation shares, works and learns from each other.
Most of us can say we agree with cross-generational experiences in theory, but what does that look like in practice? I have learned that this work requires intentionality and a deep interest in generational differences.
Here are some things that we did to make last Sunday’s worship service cross-generational:
To listen/watch the worship service and hear Brooklyn’s sermon, click on this link: Sunday's Worship!