Connect Generations: An Invitation to Join the Research

Scripture and research demonstrate how important it is to connect generations in meaningful relationship both at church and at home. For the last eight years, ReFocus Ministry has been committed to helping you find ways to connect those generations at church and at home.

We are excited to announce an opportunity for you and your church to be part of a new research study that will increase our understanding of how generational discipleship is experienced in our faith communities. As a fellow minister, you are in an ideal position to give us valuable first hand information from your own perspective.

ReFocus Ministry founder, Christina Embree, will be conducting this study which will include a guided survey assessment and a brief follow-up interview. By participating in this research, your church will be taking the initiative to identify places where these important intergenerational relationships can be cultivated, nurtured, and grow in your faith community. This project is meant to be a journey of discovery for you as much as it is a tool for assessment and research.

As a participant, you would be completing a guided generational discipleship survey of your faith community which should take no more than one week. Following completion of the survey, you will participate in a one-hour long interview with the researcher (Christina). That’s it! At the end of the research project, each participating church will have the opportunity to receive a FREE follow-up coaching session with ReFocus Ministry.

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, you can apply online here:

For the purpose of this research project, participants will be chosen using the following criteria: Location (within North America), Denomination (Protestant), and Size (a variety of church sizes will be chosen).  A total of 10-12 churches will be selected by the research team.

For more information or further inquiries, you are invited to email Christina at

Thank you for giving of your time and your heart to uncover opportunities for greater connection and more intentional community in your church.

Looking for a resource for Summer 2022 to keep your families and your congregation connected and building meaningful relationships?

Fill out the contact form below to receive a resource created by ReFocus Ministry that includes ways to help families connect, create discipleship opportunities for children and youth, build intergenerational connections, and recommendations for four resources that will help you grow and learn more about faith formation at church and at home.

Simply put “Summer Resource Packet” in the Message block, and we will send a PDF your way!

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About this Blog

Refocus Ministry was founded by Christina Embree in 2014 as a blog and now a nonprofit coaching and consulting ministry. Christina serves with her husband Luke and three children as church planters and pastors at Plowshares BIC. She speaks conferences and churches around the globe and also serves as the Minister of Generational Discipleship with the Great Lakes Conference of the Brethren in Christ.

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