Cross-generational church life

This update is from Anthony Mullins, Generations Ministries national coordinator.

One of the great joys of my life was serving as a youth pastor for nine years in the Atlanta area. It was a privilege to be part of the journey in the lives of the parents and their teens. One important factor to the life and vitality of that ministry was the senior pastor and I seeing eye-to-eye on an important point: The teens aren’t just the future of the church, they are its present reality. With that in mind, we went about including the teens in the weekly worship service. But most importantly, we included them in the ongoing life of the church. We wanted to make sure that they knew they were included and valued.

I note all this by way of a lead-in to the video below. It captures a discussion that GCI pastor Paul David Kurts had with his sons Jimmy and Mikey concerning their involvement in ministry in their church near Hickory, North Carolina. Jimmy and Mikey are both actively involved there and are developing as leaders in the congregation. If you watch closely, you’ll see that they know they are wanted and needed in their congregation.

This video is on YouTube at http://youtu.be/4kqCFjbw3EE