There is an abundance of knowledge that can be shared from one generation to the next, and with this new campaign we are encouraging it.
Together as one body we can serve the community and each other. The youth of Ridgewood need to see all the many ways of how we can serve our community, like a child learning from a parent. Likewise, the older generation can learn from the younger generation.
Our hope that the appearance of this new logo will encourage the service of all ages so we can all learn from each other, to grow locally in our community, and with each other in the Lord.
“So in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others” Romans 12:5
Intergenerational events should consciously take into account that there are learners of different ages and experiences and seeks to teach the hearts of all. Intergenerational is both beneficial to adults and children and because both generations understand the material differently, it is a unique opportunity for the young to learn from the old and the old to learn from the young.
The bible tells us it is God’s desire that people of one generation would tell of His works to the next generation, and that people of every generation would unite to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
“One generation shall praise Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts”. Psalm 145:4
“Young men and maidens, old men and children. Let them praise the name of the Lord” Psalm 148:12-13
But this will not happen if adults do not respect what children have to offer them, or vice versa. And it cannot happen if children are not given the opportunity to react to what is being taught and to share their questions and insights. Young children often ask questions adults never think to ask. They also often see a different perspective of an issue or a truth than the adult has considered. But if the contributions of the children are not respected, this cannot happen.