Intergenerational Ministry Beyond the Rhetoric
Many churches are finding though, simple proximity doesn’t equal relationships. Being in the same room does open the possibility for relationship, but it’s not the whole answer to the problem of the adult-kid divide many of us experience in our congregations. Intergenerational is generally understood as members of two or more different generations having some degree of mutual, influential relationship developed through cooperative interaction to achieve common goals, as opposed to multigenerational settings where several generations are in proximity with each other, but not necessarily engaged in meaningful relationships. (Villar, F. 2007. Intergenerational or multi generational? A question of nuance. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 5(1), 115-117.]])
Here is fantastic article on the power of intergenerational connections and sharing tips based on the Sticky Faith research.