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Connect Generations Coaching

A Ministry Assessment Tool for Generational Discipleship

Our goal is to give you and your church a clear picture of how your ministry culture encourages or impedes meaningful connections across generations. Together, we will identify bridges and barriers to discipleship.

Vacation Bible School is often one of the highlights of the church year. It’s fun! It’s loud! It’s got snacks! But over the years, more and more churches have been wondering, “Has VBS run its course? Is it effective? Are we reaching our community?”

Let’s imagine a different kind of VBS.

Imagine the entire family moving through a faith experience together; playing games, building crafts, maybe even a short parent training on faith formation at home… all happening at one of your cherished church events – VBS!!
Now imagine a tool that helps make it all possible.
Welcome to the Family VBS Curriculum Adapter!



ReFocus is happy to provide the following additional resources to journey with you from start to finish.

  • Family VBS Lead Team and/or Volunteer Training – Christina will guide your Team through the Why, What, How and Who of Family VBS and help create the cohesion of mission and vision you need for an unforgettable event!
  • Primary Lead Coaching – This one-on-one coaching experience will equip the Family VBS Primary Lead to guide volunteers, support parents, and create a Family VBS experience that will serve everyone involved, from start to finish.  
  • Parent/Caregiver Discipleship Training On-Site or Zoom – Not sure how to incorporate Parent Faith Formation into your VBS? We offer a variety of Discipleship Seminars on a number of relevant topics that will help your parents/caregivers continue the faith conversation at home, long after VBS is over. 
For more information on any or all of these, email Christina at and she will get back to you within 24 hours with options, pricing, and next steps for creating your Family VBS experience!

“Many parents express frustration about the lack of support and equipping they experience when it comes to leading their kids spiritually at home. Churches often encourage parents to disciple their kids but frequently don’t provide the training, experience and resources needed to feel adequately prepared for that work. That’s why we developed Fill Your Toolbox – to bridge the gap between the call to disciple and the ability to do so.”

Family Faith Formation Curriculum

The heart of Family Faith Formation is the idea of families spending time together around the Word of God within the context of the larger faith community.

Fill Your Toolbox focuses on giving families/households the opportunity to practice discipleship activities together at church or in the home for the purpose of carrying these moments over into their everyday family life.  Each block of five lessons focuses around a specific set of tools that help the whole family engage faith formation in their everyday life.


ReConnect is a seminar for pastors and ministers interested in beginning to take steps to connect generations even before the faith community returns to the church building. A four-session workshop, ReConnect Webinar focuses on generational discipleship and connection for churches interested in exploring intergenerational ministry both in their church and in their homes. 

Everyday Discipleship is a seminar for parents/caregivers who are home with their children and desire to be intentional in their faith formation influence. Everyday Discipleship offers parents/caregivers a message of encouragement, support, and nurture without having to add more to their already busy schedules. 

When Family Ministry Doesn’t Work – Transitioning a ministry to a more family-focused approach can be difficult. You may be tempted to think it doesn’t work. But with the right tools, you can discover the kind of ministry that best fits your church, your families, and your community.

When Generations Collide – Including children in corporate worship is a new “hot spot” but can lead to intergenerational conflict if the church isn’t ready. Learn how to help transition your church culture and foster lasting meaningful relationships across the generations.

Practical Discipleship at Home: Easy Wins for Parents – Partnering with parents is the best way to ensure what is shared on Sunday gets talked about on Monday. Give your parents/caregivers some “easy wins” at home that will make faith formation and discipleship less scary and a lot more fun!

VBS for the Whole Family – Walt Disney figured it out and built a magic place that attracts millions every year. The secret? Families want to be together! This year, why not make your VBS a place for the whole family to grow and have fun together? Family VBS 101 starts here!

“Thanks again for the last 4 weeks. Lots to think about and pray in discernment in ministry here at our church now!” – Wesleyan Church, Michigan

Additional topics available for parent seminars including When Faith Comes Home, Transformational Homes, Social Media at Home and more. Volunteer trainings can be adapted based on context, curriculum and community. 


Free Resources

Take a look at our many free resources for you and your family!

We're made for connection. What is keeping us apart?

Take the Connect Generations Assessment and identify the bridges and barriers to discipleship in your church