Strategically Increasing Inter-Generational Partnership at Ivy Creek Baptist Church in Buford, Georgia
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This project describes the strategic process used to increase inter-generational involvement of the adult members of the church through the application of the teachings of Paul's letter to the church in Philippi. Chapter 1 provides the purpose, goals, rationale, definitions, limitations, delimitations, and research methodology. It also includes the context and history of Ivy Creek Baptist Church in Buford, Georgia. Chapter 2 presents the biblical and theological foundation for inter-generational ministry partnerships and involvement. Chapter 3 examines the various characteristics of the five current adult generations. It also discusses the major differences between the generations as well as their similarities. Chapter 4 describes the implementation of the project through each of the three phases, to include pre- and post-sermon series surveys, expository sermon series through Philippians, and the development of volunteer/participant ministry opportunities. Chapter 5 presents an evaluation of the project, to include an evaluation of the project's goals. This chapter also discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the project, as well as theological and personal reflections.