Rev. Bill Monday
Intergenerational Ministry That Works, Rev. Bill Monday
64% of Generation Z are leaving the church. They’ll be gone by the end of high school. Millennial stats historically show the same. Every generation in the church is overcome with concern. What will this mean for the future? What will become of our children and our children’s children?
Intergenerational ministry that works is key. In fact, it’s a nonnegotiable. Connecting the generations in meaningful gospel engagement and life changing purpose is a critical component to the retention of every generation in Christ both statistically 70%+ and biblically (Titus 2:1-8).
What’s your church doing about that? Like the vast majority of congregations, the desire is there, but the ministry isn’t. So, what does intergenerational ministry look like—the kind that works? And can it happen at my church? Encouraging answers to these and many more questions are given in this breakout session designed for all ages, all people, and all churches big or small.
Rev. Bill Monday
Pastor Bill Monday is a 2004 graduate of WLS, originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. He served as pastor at Faith, Excelsior, Minn. for over a decade and presently serves as pastor of Family Discipleship at 922 Ministries in Appleton, Wis. Having served as the chairman for both the Minnesota and Wisconsin commissions on Youth and Family Discipleship, he has immersed himself in some of the best resources and practices for family and intergenerational discipleship. He also serves as an adviser for Reclamation, a ministry which focuses on biblical encouragement for all who struggle with same sex attraction or transgender issues.
Bill is married to Lori (Waltz) Monday of Houston, Tex. for over 23 years now. God has blessed them with four children ages 12-19: Isabel, Luther, Zoe, and Aaron. They enjoy time as a family binge watching things like the Office, Psych, or Stranger Things, talking about God in formal devotions or informal conversation, listening to shared mixes on Spotify, and playing games on Jackbox TV. They also like to work out, being fans of Crossfit.