Reflections on Faith and Community

Dear friends,

In this blog, you will find weekly reflections on life and faith. My hope is that, in some way, they will prove helpful to you in your daily living. May God bless you on the spiritual journey.

Andrew S. Odom

08/21/2017 6:28 PM

From Generation to Generation

08/21/2017 6:28 PM
08/21/2017 6:28 PM
Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations. (Psalm 90:1)
This Sunday we begin a series of sermons on generations. At Canyon Creek, we have 6 different existing generations (barely) if you include the one or two members who are at the tail end of the famous GI Generation. That is incredible! So many generations worshipping together is a real gift. It is also a real challenge. I believe that learning about the generations can help us understand ourselves a little more. I also believe it can help us see God at work more fully in each one of us, no matter what age we are.
In the series, we will look at the different types of generations (there are 4: civic, adaptive, idealist, reactive). We will look at some of the personality traits of existing generations (GI, Silent, Boomer, GenX, Millennial, Homeland). We will see how generational patterns play out in different biblical stories and what God might be revealing to us as a result. We will also take a moment each Sunday to recognize members of the generation we are highlighting that day.
I look forward to enjoying this time with you. I also hope that we will gain a better sense of ourselves, our faith, and this generationally diverse church family. If you would like to do some reading up on the different generations, here is a document briefly describing all the generations since the beginning of our country. See you Sunday!

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