Multigenerational Church with Karl Travis - Mar. 31-Apr. 1
Being and Becoming a Multigenerational Church
Unpacking Generational Theory with Rev. Dr. Karl Travis
The blessing and the curse of healthy congregations is that we have four to five living generations, each with a unique worldview and organizing principles, gathered in a body committed to being a Beloved Community that focuses more on what unites us than what divides us.
The Rev. Dr. Karl Travis wowed participants at the 2016 Presbyterian Leadership Enrichment Event with his insights drawn from generational theory, sparking multiple requests for more time and greater detail spent on this important topic. Karl returns to us with an extended format, designed to help church teams consider how differing generational approaches can best be addressed in a way that honors all and does not set up unintended barriers to participation. The event is Friday, March 31, and Saturday, April 1. It is hosted by St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (5308 Buffalo Speedway, Houston), sponsored by The Congregational Resourcing Team of the Presbytery of New Covenant, and made possible thanks to a generous grant from the Vision Initiative Fund.
Bring your leadership team and walk away with new insights and action plans tailored to your unique context for ministry. Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/
Friday, March 31
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Welcome and Review/Overview of the Generations
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Table Conversation
5:45 – 6:30 p.m. Dinner
6:30 – 7:15 p.m. Implications for Worship
7:15 – 7:45 p.m. Table Conversation: What are our unique take-aways and next steps?
7:45 – 8:00 p.m. Evening Prayer and Dismissal
Saturday, April 1
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Coffee and Gathering
9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Mission Engagement
9:45 – 10:15 a.m. Table Conversation: What are our unique take-aways and next steps?
10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. How we are organized to do our work – Committee Structure, Task Groups, and More
11:15 – 11:45 a.m. Table Conversation: What are our unique take-aways and next steps?
11:45 – 12 noon Where are we now? What are the big Ahas?
12:00 – 12:45 p.m. Lunch
12:45 – 1:30 p.m. Money, Generosity, Giving, and Stewardship
1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Table Conversation: What are our unique take-aways and next steps?
2:00 – 2:15 p.m. Final Remarks, Tying It Together, and a Challenge Commit to Next Steps