All Generations

We Prayerfully Value All Generations: We celebrate all generations and acknowledge that each is essential in the Body of Christ. We honor those who have gone before us and empower those who are following.  The contribution of each generation is welcomed and encouraged as we pursue our God given destiny.


The Intergenerational Ministry of Mary and Elizabeth

Written By: Kaleigh Bishop One of my favorite Biblical examples of intergenerational ministry comes from what we typically think of as, “The Christmas Story.” If we take the time to study this passage, we will see a powerful example of what can happen when generations work together in advancing the Kingdom of God. Luke chapter...
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All Generations: Kevin & Summer Sneed

Summer and I left the USA to begin our work at East Africa Bible College when we were 25 and 23 years old. We knew we were young, but our youth was especially noticed by people in Kenya. One Sunday morning, soon after we arrived in the country, we were invited to speak in a...
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We Prayerfully Value All Generations

By Dr. A.D. Beacham, Jr.   “For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations.” Psalm 100:5   Psalm 100 is a perfect Scripture passage to reflect upon the fifth IPHC Core Value, “We Prayerfully Value All Generations.” A Psalm of Thanksgiving, it begins with a series of Hebrew...
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Gilgal - A Heritage Remembrance

By Melanie Atkinson Wayne   One of my favorite messages I ever heard my daddy, Pastor Tony Atkinson, deliver was a message about Gilgal, the place where the Israelites built memorials of remembrance. I was young--middle-school aged, but I remember it like it was yesterday. He hauled big rocks to the front of the sanctuary...
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Time To Leave The Cult of Cool

Written By: Ryan and Amy Linkous The mega-church pastor stood close by, ready to share secrets for multi-generational ministry. I was a young pastor taking mental notes. “You have to sing hymns to keep the old people happy because they’re the ones with all the money.” Duly noted. I heard him loud and clear – do...
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All Generations: Beulah Sturkie

An Interview on the Value of All Generations Who are you? Beulah Sturkie. How old are you? 85. What do you do on the mission field? The states have been my mission field and, for years, my calling has been to pray for people. After my husband passed, I felt God calling me to Emmanuel...
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Gator Wrestler to Church Planter

By Audra Williams Smith   From a gator wrestler to church planter, this is the story of my grandparents and the IPHC since the early 1900s. Looking back at the generations before me, I can remember the stories of how they prayed and sought God’s plan and when God spoke, they moved. Their willingness to...
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Passing the Torch

Passing the Torch We Prayerfully Value All Generations By Bill Terry “We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord, about his power and his mighty wonders” (Psalm 78:4). When the word torch comes to mind, I am immediately drawn to the Olympic...
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A Grand Story For The Generations

Written By: Jana DeLano As our spiritual birthright, God invites us to participate in His grand redemptive narrative. The Bible is a collection of stories which God felt we needed to know and understand. I doubt if He wants us to know the stories because of the individuals or even the battles and victories. Rather,...
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All Generations: Joe & Maggie Delport

We prayerfully value all generations We have served as missionaries in various capacities over a span of thirty years. Looking back, we both realize that there has been quite a number of generational changes taking place at least every decade. From the time of typing newsletters with a typewriter to the current advanced technological era...
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Singleness and the Next Generation

Written By: Rodney Anderson My oldest son is in first grade. The other day he came home from school and said, “Dad, can I have an Apple watch?” I was dumbfounded. I don’t even own an Apple watch. But apparently, two of his friends in his class already do. IN FIRST GRADE. Obviously, I’m not...
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4 Essentials For A Lasting Legacy

By Bishop Manuel Pate   An inheritance is what we will leave to our children and family, but a legacy is what we will leave in them. It is our imprint upon their souls. My parents’ imprint on my soul runs deep. Lamar and Mary Alice Pate served together as IPHC missionaries in Zambia and...
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How Men's Ministries Can Help Churches Value All Generations

Written By: W. A. Mills, Jr. The imperative for intergenerational ministry is throughout the Bible. Found in passages such as the Jewish Shemah, recorded in Deuteronomy 6:4-7 (NLT) 4“Listen, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. 5And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and...
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Our Little Women

Written By: Meta Russo I have always loved Louisa May Alcott’s story of Little Women. It’s on my top 10 list of movies to watch each year at Christmas (along with White Christmas, Charlie Brown, It’s a Wonderful Life, and others). I love the way Marmee gently guides her girls through their struggles, offering her wisdom...
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All Generations: Michael & Leslie Tignor

You can’t really know where you are going until you know where you have been. – Maya Angelou This well-known phrase rings true as we all consider the importance of generations working together. There is so much that younger generations can and must learn from those who laid the foundation before them. There is also...
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Please read: Isaiah 46:3-4 (NLT/Amplified Bible) and use the following as devotional or study guide! R - E – S – P – E – C – T – when read as individual letters, doesn’t it make you want to break out singing Aretha Franklin’s 1967 hit song? Respect – it is defined as a...
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Thinking Of The Next Generation

I grew up on a farm a few miles south of Lake City, South Carolina, and have only faint memories of my grandparents. Dad and Mom took us to church from my earliest childhood. We were poor but didn’t know it, and if anyone had told us we were poor, we would have been offended....
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All Generations: Brian Sawyer

Who can carry the torch? I am thankful for the fifth Core Value of the IPHC, “We Prayerfully Value All Generations.” It is because the IPHC values ALL Generations that believers like myself can work hand in hand with those who have gone before us, at the same time with those coming behind us. I...
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Investing In the Next Generation. Can a 120 year old care for a toddler? Does a 120 year old have the energy to impact and influence its community and its movement? Should we trust a 120 year old to foster and care for the next generation of leaders? These are some of the questions we...
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Introducing.. Singles' Ministry!

Discipleship Ministries is pleased to announce Rodney Anderson as the IPHC Singles' Ministry Consultant! Rodney Anderson is the Director of Singles Ministry for North Point Ministries at Buckhead Church in Atlanta, GA. He leads the Singles Ministry staff at all NPM churches and oversees all aspects of their operations. Rodney was born and raised in...
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Introducing.. Older Adult Ministries!

Discipleship Ministries is pleased to announce Dr. Amy Hanson as the IPHC Older Adult Ministries Consultant! Dr. Amy Hanson leads a speaking, writing, and consulting ministry that equips the church for ministry with the new old. She is the author of the book, Baby Boomers and Beyond: Tapping the Ministry Talents and Passions of Adults...
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For this Child She Prayed

There was a story once told about a family who owned a vase.  The vase was a family heirloom, passed from generation to generation for hundreds of years.  To the parents who now owned this vase, it was priceless.  One weekend, the parents were going to go out for the evening and the vase, which sat on a...
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One Generation Must Tell the Next Generation

One Generation Must Tell the Next Generation By Bishop Scott Hampton It is with great excitement and expectation that we enter 2018 focusing on the fifth Core Value of the IPHC which is, “We Prayerfully Value All Generations.” We define this Core Value of our movement by stating that, “We celebrate all generations and acknowledge that...
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All Generations: Ben and Marianne Janssen

By. Ben and Marianne Janssen So Even to Old Age and Grey Hairs So even to old age and grey hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come. Psalm 71:18 As the Lord called us to missions more than twenty years...
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Generational Stewardship For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations. Psalms 100:5 I am grateful for the invitation to provide an article highlighting our 2018 Theme “We Value All Generations”. I’m thrilled that IPHC is placing such great emphasis on Generations. As I pondered, prayed, and prepared for this...
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His Plans and Purposes

For five generations, my family has been a part of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church. My dad is a fourth-generation minister in the denomination, and the IPHC is all I have known my entire life. I am thankful for the heritage and legacy that I have as being a part of the IPHC family. I...
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Earlier this month, EVUSA hosted what was dubbed the "EVUSA Leadership Gathering," in Oklahoma City. Conference Bishops, Evangelism Directors and other IPHC leaders from all over the nation were invited to participate. It was the first major opportunity of the year to let the American church hear from EVUSA and for vision for the next...
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Valuing the Unborn Generation

By Janese Bennett   As the IPHC highlights our fifth core value, “We Prayerfully Value All Generations,” there is no better way to begin the year than to focus on the youngest of all generations—the unborn. For the last several years various churches and ministries including Falcon Children’s Home, Royal Home Ministries, Mission M:25, and...
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All Generations: Janene Wooten

By Janene Wooten Hello, my name is Janene Wooten. I am an IPHC missionary stationed in Hungary and working on staff for The Awakening’s International Base. I am 24 years old. That may seem young to some of you, and I suppose it is, but being a missionary on the field is a dream and...
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Anthony, Michelle & Marshman, Megan; Seven Family Ministry Essentials (LifeSprings Resources)

Conley, Bayless; From Generation to Generation (Answers Press)

Elmore, Tim; Generation iY (Poet Gardener Publishing)

Hanson, Amy; Baby Boomers and Beyond: Tapping the Ministry Talents and Passions of Adults over 50 (Jossey-Bass)

Hudson, Sophie; Giddyup Eunice (LifeSprings Resources)

McKnight, Scot; A Fellowship of Differents (Zondervan)

McIntosh, Gary L.; One Church Four Generations (LifeSprings Resources)

Parsley, Ross; Messy Church (David C. Cook)

Reyes, Luis; Reach a Generation (Creation House)

Robinson, Natasha Sistrunk & Morgan, Elisa; Mentor for Life (Women’s Ministries Book for 2018)

Stanley, Andy; Next Generation Leader (LifeSprings Resources)

Stark, David; Reaching Millennials (Bethany House Publishers)

White, James Emery; Meet Generation Z (Baker Books)

Equipping Baby Boomers for Ministry (Christianity Today)

Discipling Emerging Adults (Christianity Today)

Discipling Teens (Christianity Today)

Gifted for Leadership: Intergenerational Ministries (Christianity Today)

Intergenerational Ministry (Christianity Today)

Intergenerational Outreach: Come Together for Effective Ministry (Christianity Today)

Reaching Every Generation Assessment Pack (Christianity Today)