Implementing Intergenerational Youth Ministry

An Online Class



Erin Davenport, Director of the Miller Summer Youth Institute, and Derek Davenport, Director of the Miller Summer Youth Institute


Jan. 22-Feb. 16, 2018


“Intergenerational” has become something of a buzz word for youth ministry in recent years. Despite the appeal of intergenerational models, creating or enhancing that aspect of youth ministry can be challenging.

Participants in this class will walk away with a plan to implement or increase intergenerational offerings in their current contexts. Through interaction with fellow students, engagement with readings, and completion of assignments, participants will gain not only an overview of the theory behind intergenerational youth ministry, but a concrete plan for applying the insights of the course.

This online class will be self-paced and available for participants to engage with the instruction at their own convenience, i.e., offered asynchronously, no set times that you need to sit in front of your computer. If you would like more information, e-mail


Weeks 1 and 2:  Theory of Intergenerational Youth Ministry

  • Research and asessing your current context; Benefits and limitations; Age-segregated youth ministry; Intergenerational youth ministry

Weeks 3 and 4: Practical Application

  • Mentoring / partnerships; Creating a plan including points on a) budget (financial, time committment, space, human resources), b) realistic goals, c) what success looks like, and d) security clearances (do you need them and when?)


Fee: $85 Register early! Enrollment for this class is limited to 15 students.


E-mail or call 412-924-1345.

Another event of interest to teens

Ted Davis and Jennifer Wiseman will present lectures and a workshop on Holy Curiosity! Science, Wonder, and the Desire to Know. This free event will be held at the Seminary Feb. 3, 2018. Further details are available online.