Often the idea of intergenerational is to aspire to holding an event with as many generations in the same room as possible. An intergenerational worship celebration or an intergenerational picnic are examples of this. Nothing wrong with that right? Well, maybe …
Just because two or three generations turn up to the one space doesn’t mean they relate well to one another or that there is any intention for generations to connect. Cliques may form. Different program elements cater to different age groups … maybe completely separate programs under the one roof!
Intergen-relational means that the event is designed to encourage and establish as many relationships between people of different ages and stages of faith and life experience … bringing as many appropriate benefits as possible for as many people as possible in the mix.
It’s messy, it’s complex … but it can be done simply given some vision, prayer, thought, and planning. Give it a try.