There is something about the start of a new year that prompts us to think about what we will do differently this time around. Maybe we pledge to do less: less spending, less complaining, less working. Perhaps we pledge to do more: spend more time outside, more time listening, more focus on family. At the very least, a New Year’s Resolution seems to be an intention for the upcoming year.
Will you intentionally make a step towards developing your Multigenerational Ministry this year? We know that the resolutions with the highest success rate are those that are not too lofty, but just manageable enough to be successful. I urge you to reflect this week, and this month. Think about what small step you might take with your congregation in the hopes of becoming a more intentional Multigenerational community. It might mean planning one superior multigenerational worship service to kick off your Church year in the fall. Perhaps you’ll consider pulling together a planning group of all ages to brainstorm ways your congregation can come together in service for Earth Day. You might already have some ideas of your own, and I hope that you do.
My resolution will be to continue to challenge and support you in this work. May 2011 be great!