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In this episode, we speak with Rev. Michael York, one of the pastors of First Presbyterian Church in Vero Beach, Florida. He has also served churches in the suburbs of Atlanta and in small town South Carolina, including weekly total attendances of 250, 700, and over 1,000 members.
York discusses the importance and strength of intergenerational ministry in the church today, and how you can create, encourage, and nurture everyone within your community. York graduated Columbia Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity in 2006 and is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Ministry around Gospel, Culture, and the Transformation of the Church. He is currently researching intergenerational ministry as it relates to the Trinity.
If you feel called to “The oldest generation and the youngest generation have this natural affinity for each other.” ministry, make sure you are really called to do it.
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Luke Marzano, whose father is a pastor and mother is a breast cancer survivor, was born prematurely. Doctors were concerned that he would never have an imagination or be creative. Luke experienced God’s love and mercy at a young age, which motivated him to help grow the Church. Luke now leads worship and a young adult Bible study, plus he is a board member at his father’s church. His wife and two sons – and the rest of the world – find him imaginatively creative.