The Generative Church

Global Conversations about Investing in Emerging Generations

Edited by Cory Seibel

Foreword by Prof. Malan Nel

The Generative Church

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The Generative Church

Global Conversations about Investing in Emerging Generations

Edited by Cory Seibel

Foreword by Prof. Malan Nel

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  • Pages: 230
  • Publication Date: 10/10/2019
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About-

Virtually all churches aim to invest meaningfully in the faith development of the younger generations who have been entrusted into their care. Some churches have a longstanding track record of faithfulness in living out this commitment. Some lose sight of this priority over time and allow their intentionality to fade. This book makes a distinctive contribution to our understanding of children’s, youth, and young adult ministries by appropriating Erik Erikson’s concept of generativity (“the interest in establishing and guiding the next generation”) as a way of exploring congregational life. Eleven accomplished authors representing five different countries provide diverse theological and cultural perspectives on key aspects of what it means for churches to invest intentionally in the faith development of the members of emerging generations. Their chapters challenge us to think about the intergenerational dynamics of our churches, the crucial partnership between church and parents, and what it means to involve young people meaningfully in the life of the church. The intriguing topics explored by this group of authors—and the diverse contexts from which they write—promise to broaden and enrich our thinking about caring for children, youth, and young adults as a vital responsibility shared by the entire congregation.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“Dr. Seibel and the contributors to The Generative Church have given the church, particularly the Western church, a gift. This gift is not found only in the wisdom offered us by the authors, but by their vision of a church that promotes life and flourishing for all who will recognize God’s kingdom at work in and through intergenerational community. The Generative Church offers an essential guide to embracing the intergenerational opportunity before us.”

—Quentin P. Kinnison, Associate Professor of Christian Ministry, Chair of the Biblical & Religious Studies Division, Fresno Pacific University



“Nothing short of the future of the church. As a university president, I am invested in seeing the next generation flourish, find belonging and significance within their church communities. Accessible, well-written, and thought-provoking, The Generative Church is an important read for those of us in leadership who seek to empower future generations for the gospel of Christ.”

—Melanie Humphreys, President, The King’s University, Edmonton, Canada



“This rousing book is a collection of conversations that invite further conversation. Seibel opens with a call to intentionally invest in intergenerational interactions and each subsequent chapter offers stories, experience, and ideas that draw the reader ever deeper into that conversation. It will surely become a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all those exploring how to invest in the future generations of their worshipping communities. I certainly would like to talk some more.”

—Murray Wilkinson, Growing Faith Enabler for the Church of England, UK



The Generative Church is a must-read for everyone who is involved in faith formation. The team of contributors that Cory Seibel has assembled for this book share detailed insights that each church needs to know for a time such as this.”

—Ron deVries, Youth Ministry Catalyzer for the Christian Reformed Church in North America, Commissioned Pastor and Ambassador for Youth Unlimited (YU)



“As a former youth pastor, adult ministry pastor, lead pastor, and now denominational leader, I am convinced The Generative Church provides a clarion call to and rich theoretical frameworks for intergenerational ministry. These global scholars, practitioners, and authors articulate a hope for adults in the church to nurture, mentor, and empower rising generations. The Generative Church guides readers into constructs that will transform faith communities not only today, but also literally for generations to come.”

—Daniel J. Hamil, Executive Director/CEO, North American Baptist Conference

Contributors-

Cory Seibel
Prof. Malan Nel

Bio(s)-

Cory Seibel is a pastor at Central Baptist Church and affiliate professor at Taylor Seminary in Edmonton, Alberta. As a researcher, writer, and presenter, he strives to help churches flourish as intergenerational communities of faith.

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