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
It’s not enough to just say “We value community.” We must take active steps to allow for authentic community to thrive. It’s not enough to say “We value every voice.” We must tear down the structures and assumptions that keep voice marginalized and unheard. It’s not enough to say, “We value children/youth.” We must engage the rising generations in active meaningful relationships and contexts that connect faith to action.
Many younger generations are saying, “I still believe in God and Jesus and the Bible, but I don’t want to be called a Christian.” They are opposed to many of the movements that have been labeled as “evangelical” or “Christian” in the past decades and desire to distance themselves from that label and institution. And we have a role to play in that. “We need communities that foster a sense of belonging to something bigger, create space for intergenerational connections that are meaningful and long-lasting, and invite a willingness to engage in conversations of doubt, faith, and culture”
Increasingly, I have found myself in conversations with churches that are concerned they do not have a lot of Millennials and Gen-Xers in their congregations. Often, the solution to this perceived problem is to focus on these missing generations. But if we are going to see our churches strengthened, we have to take our focus off what is missing and begin to support, equip, strengthen, nurture, and connect those we still have in our communities.