Generations Community is an InterGenerational Church. We take our vision from Psalms 78:4
We will tell the next generation
the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord,
His power, and the wonders He has done.
We believe that the most fundamental understanding of God is, God IS Love.
We believe that the family, when done God’s way, is the best expression of God’s Love.
We believe that family is meant to be InterGenerational.What is Intergenerational you say? It means so much more than just multigenerational. We think of Generations Community as a “Stew” church.
Most churches are either all young folks or all old folks. If they have more than one generation present they often don’t interact much. They may even try to avoid stepping on each other toes. It’s just easier that way.
We think of that kind of church as a salad church. There are different generational ingrediants, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and carrots. Each generation is in the same bowl that is a local church, they may even have to touch each other but they really don’t influence each other much.
We are a stew. When you make a stew you still have lots of different generational ingredients, roast beef, potatoes, carrots, onions and whatever else you like. The difference is, in a stew the flavor of the roast beef gets in the carrots and the flavor of the carrots gets into the potatoes and the flaver of the potatoes gets in the onions. At the end the roast beef is still roast beef and the onions are still onions but all the ingrediants have been inriched by sharing their “flavor” with each other. All the ingrediants are better for the influence of the other ingrediants. That’s what intergenerational church is all about.
We don’t just have five generations of people, we have five generations of people supporting, encouraging and ultimately enriching each other and we have been doing it like this for a very long time. Generations Community is over 100 years old. You don’t last that long without figuring out a few things along the way.
We have been raising up the Next Generation to follow God, empowering them to lead and ultimately helping them prepare the pass the church off for a long time now. Sometimes it’s messy, sometimes it the greatest thing in the world but it is always real and it is always about loving and serving like Jesus.
We aren’t the coolest church in town, nor are we your parents church. We are a gathering of real people, with messy lives that are committed to being family together and loving each other warts and all. We put a high priority on strong childdren’s and teen ministry. We put a strong emphasis on loveing and caring for each other and our community.