What are you chatting about between generations at your church?

Meet Matthew Kitchener, Pastor of West Point Grey Baptist Church in his community space.

He shares his journey connecting with the aging community in his church and neighbourhood.

Matthew finds that often the conversation between generations in a church revolve around style of music, facilities, and “stuff” that are not about real connection.  Conversations are happening but  are not always life-giving.

What conversations are happing between generations in your church?

How are you addressing your mission to your community?

What better ways of communication are you discovering as you connect the generations in your church?

Do you see working with seniors part of the mission with God in your community?  How is that working for you?



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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