These days there are differences, even tensions, between the generations. The tensions often play themselves out in our churches and organizations. Scriptural passages on generational issues often seem paradoxical. In our families, parents are told to discipline their children, even with the rod (e.g., Pv. 23:13-14; 29:15). But parents are also told not to exasperate or aggravate our children (Eph. 6:4; Col. 3:21). We're told the elderly will still bear fruit (Ps. 92:14) and that we should respect them (Lv. 19:32). But David was likely a teenager when he fought and defeated Goliath. We're told that the purposes of God stand firm through all generations (Ps. 33:11). But our churches are often split along generation And so on.
How can we maintain, even grow, our unity as we seek to understand the paradoxes and work through the tensions? Join pastors and leaders from throughout Greater Philadelphia to address these difficult, sometimes painful, issues in prayer.