Skip to main content

Thanks for your comment, Staci, and I agree... we all naturally seek out places and people that make us feel like we belong. Thus the popular phrase: "These are my people." How great would it be if everyone in a church referred to their congregation as "my people"!

Thanks for your comment, Mindie. I love it that your church is talking about something so basic as knowing each other's names... It's a simple act that makes people feel known, like they belong. I believe belonging is so foundational to everyone's faith formation, young and old. I feel extremely blessed to belong to a church that does this so well. Yet, I know there are individuals that have not had the same experience at my church. So then the question is: How do we as the church help everyone that comes through our doors feel a sense of belonging? Knowing names is a great place to start. If you know someone's name, conversations and common ground are a lot easier to find and relationships can build from there. Blessings on you and your church for making this a priority!

Nursery is one of the many ways we can be intentional about intergenerational ministry within our congregation. There are some Sundays in my home church where there are 4 generations represented in that one room.... and they are all doing ministry together. 

We want to hear from you.

Connect to The Network and add your own question, blog, resource, or job.

Add Your Post