Intergenerational Interaction and Appreciation
As we continue through the “7” Marks of a family-equipping congregation, we arrive at mark #4. This mark is called Intergenerational Interaction and Appreciation. We have been encouraging our folks at Vann Avenue to participate in a couple of ministries that are intentionally intergenerational. I would like to take this opportunity to highlight one ministry exclusively.
Usually, unless holiday scheduling prohibits, our ladies at Vann gather the fourth Monday of every month to encourage and enjoy and evening together they refer to as Titus 2. We were blessed to have one of the leaders of the Titus 2 ministry and our Pastor’s wife, Chastity Martin, come up to a youth meeting on a Sunday evening and express her desire to see ladies of all ages come together and encourage and equip one another through the Titus 2 ministry.
Mrs. Martin also discussed the theme of Titus 2 in 2011, Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild. This theme will set the course and provide for all who are participating an opportunity to understand and encourage one another through a world of confusion and immorality. There are times that the older generation needs to understand the temptations that are present in our younger generations lives. Our younger generations need to understand temptation is not a new concept, although certain temptations are coming earlier than in the previous generations. We encourage our ladies to follow the pattern and principals laid out in the Bible concerning older women training younger women. This is a really good thing. This is a gift from God. It is my prayer that more ladies and more girls (from elementary through high school) will be a part of this intentional, intergenerational ministry at Vann Avenue. Here are a few helpful links or resources.