At Church and At Home
Welcome to ReFocus Ministry
We are passionate about connecting the generations at church and at home in meaningful relationships and active community.
Our mission is to help faith communities engage in generational discipleship across the ages and create spaces that foster intergenerational experiences, communal worship, and nurturing communities for all generations.
Series: Constructs of Age Segregation and Generational Gap
Five-Part Series on Age Segration
- What’s Really Keeping Us Apart? (Intro)
- How Your Space Speaks: Who is Welcome Here? (Spatial)
- Church is NOT the Building, but the Building Matters? (Architectural)
- “It Was In the Bulletin!” (Technological/Communication)
- Greatest Challenge in Kidmin? Hint: It’s Not Parents (Relational)
Series on Social Media, Technology and Discipleship
Excited about Connecting Generations? Not sure where to start?
Many churches are excited about the prospect of generational ministry however many do not know where or how to begin. That’s where ReFocus comes in!
- What is family ministry?
- What kind of family ministry is right for you?
- How do you go from traditional children’s/youth ministry to family ministry?
- What does family ministry look like at home?
If you’ve ever asked these questions, we hope to help you find the answers. Our desire is to encourage you, support you, resource you, and equip you as you walk the path of transition. If you have a specific need or questions, please reach out via the form below!
Join the Mission
ReFocus Ministry is funded by churches and ministry partners like you who are passionate about connecting the church and home in intentional community and generational discipleship. If you are interested in supporting the work and ministry of ReFocus, we would like to express our gratitude by offering a copy of our Family Faith Formation curriculum as a “thank you” to you!
To Donate, simply click the “Donate” button below. And thank you for joining us in passing the faith “from one generation to another.”
Our Latest Posts
A recent study has found that over half of parents weren’t “ready” to get back to pre-Covid lifestyles and 39% of kids agreed. Some families have found this time together to be not only a healthy experience for their family, but one that they don’t want to lose. Even before Covid hit, 87% of families indicated they were often looking for ways to spend time together.
What better place for that to happen than within the faith community? What if instead of returning to “life as normal” post-Covid, this could be a time to begin to intentionally find spaces for families to worship, grow, and learn about God together in church?
When we talk about generations walking away from the church, I sometimes think we get a mental image of someone we don’t know or we are ideologically at odds with. But the truth is, these are not nameless, faceless people. These are children who grew up in our churches, sat in our Sunday School classes, and sang our songs. They memorized Bible verses and attended our VBS. They volunteered for the mission trip and led worship from the front of the congregation. They are Josiah and Sarah and Madison and Luke and all the other names that popped into your mind as you read that. Something needs to change and that something is us.
Too often, I fear, for those of us in ministry and even for those of us to attend services throughout the week, the aftermath of Easter is… weariness. But the accounts in Scripture of the actual events post Easter Sunday show there was intense excitement as more and more people encountered the living Christ and shared their story with others. Easter teaches us that our joy is made complete, our faith is made whole, when we both experience the risen Christ in our own lives and in the community of believers. This is generational discipleship. This is Easter.