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/being-and-becoming-a-multigenerational-church-tickets-32242699783 by Tuesday, March 28 to assist us in our hospitality preparations. Those who wish to bring their own meals are welcome to do so; meals are available for $15 dinner and/or $10 for box lunches. Individuals may register for Friday sessions, Saturday sessions, or both.

 

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

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