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Several generations sitting together in church

Churches today may have as many as five generations among their members.  Differences between people of different ages can be a source of friction and also an  opportunity for growth.
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Haydn Shaw: Churches need to improve their generational IQ

In churches, as in the workplace, generational differences are a challenge. Understanding those differences helps congregations ask the right questions, says the author of two books on generational issues.

Young adults at dinner party

Young adults from Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto gather for a wine tasting, one of the activities that the synagogue offered to engage the next generation in temple life.
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Communities of Practice connect young Jewish adults to synagogues

An initiative across the Reform movement sparked innovative ideas to engage millennial Jews in institutional religious life.

Children at a party

The Redeemed Christian Church of God, a global Nigerian Pentecostal ministry in Brooklyn, is reaching out to the next generation in a fresh way.
Photo courtesy of Mark Gornik

Mark R. Gornik and Geomon K. George: Passing down the faith in the new immigrant church

Their faith survived the journey to America, but will it continue in the next generation? Across New York City, immigrant churches are engaging young people, offering lessons for all churches in how to hand down the faith, say researchers at City Seminary of New York.

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