Is Conversation the bridge and gift between Generations?

A journey into a doctorate program on "aging"

Is Conversation the bridge and gift between Generations?

Matthew Kitchener, Pastor of West Point Grey Baptist Church shares his journey towards a doctorate degree on “aging.”

He found that having his youth engage and record stories with seniors was such a gift but it was “only scratching the surface” in regards to cross generational engagement.

Do your seniors and youth or little children in your community connect?  What stories are you hearing about?

What ways are you as a church being intentional in providing space for intergenerational conversations to happen?


About the author

Matt grew up in the USA and Brazil as a son of pastor/missionaries but has spent the majority of his life in Canada-the last 15 years in Vancouver, BC. For the last two decades, he has served churches in Red Deer, Alberta and Vancouver. He has been married to Essie for 25 years and they have two children, Anna and Zach, who are currently pursuing post-secondary education in Victoria and Abbotsford. They also have a Shih Tzu-Yorkie dog named Mazey. Matt is currently finishing up his training in Clinical Pastoral Education (Chaplaincy) and will be moving into a role as Chaplain for a Long-Term Care Facility on the Vancouver North Shore.

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