Intergenerational ministry takes place when people from at least two generations intentionally gather for the same activity in the name of Christ, interacting with one another in ways that reflect mutual respect and appreciation.
As we participate in these areas together across the ages, we learn from each other what it is to be Christian, nurturing the faith life of all ages and equipping people to live out their Christian faith at home, in their community and the world.
Being intentionally intergenerational supports St Paul’s values. Our vision is for every member of St Paul’s to be connected, valued and growing in discipleship with one another across all ages. This is not a new program, it is a way of being, with the ultimate goal of growing people into spiritual maturity.
Mentoring is an intentional relationship between a young person and someone who is older and has more life experience, to help them grow in their relationship with Jesus. These relationships come in all shapes and sizes, but it is always about growth. Mentors do not take the place of parents and parents do not take the place of mentors. Each mentor has a unique job that can enhance a young person's life as they are discovering who they are and what life means to them. Paul’s relationship with the Thessalonians provides a wonderful example for Christian mentoring. Just like Paul’s mentoring to the Thessalonians, mentoring a young person during their Confirmation is a time to help them grow in their faith and relationship with God.