As adult leaders, many of us end up confused or frustrated with how different today’s young people are than when we were their age. How do we help young people lead? This session will offer practical advice of understanding and empowering young people.
Our research reveals today’s young people are drawn to churches that take Jesus’ message seriously. This session will unpack what that means and the implications for how we select songs, plan our liturgy, and consider holistic faith formation for all generations.
Intergenerational worship is a popular trend today. Which means it’s always a good idea…right? Not so fast. In this session, learn more about the dark side of intergenerational worship and best practices for doing it well.
Jake Mulder – Growing Young Together: Discover Churches Young People Love (2021 Alleluia Conference)
The average church in the US is shrinking and aging. That’s the bad news. The good news is that there are hundreds, or even thousands, that are thriving in their ministry with younger generations. Discover what these growing churches do – and how they worship – different
Benji Stegner – A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols as Intergenerational Worship (2019 Alleluia Conference)
This session will examine the Nine Lessons and Carols service, its history, and how it offers flexibility to serve as a model for a variety seasons, churches, and institutions. Most valuably, the service (in its form at King’s College
Michael Huerter – Songs of Young and Old: Singing the Stages of Life Together (2019 Alleluia Conference)
Music carries deep meaning for people and their faith stories. Worship music and various musical styles have often been points of contention and conflict between generations in the church. But how might we find new ways to engage with
We are responsible for creating a hospitable environment in our church choirs. This session will examine strategies for fostering a communal environment in any setting involving choral music. Vulnerability, trust
Many church choirs are aging and lacking the ability to attract younger members. Based on a working model, this session will explore strategies that, in a local church context, are proving to be effective.
While many churches have opted for segregating worshipers into age groups (children’s worship, youth…