MissionTo encourage intentional, inter-generational friendships
Primary goalsTo build understanding, appreciation and communication between generations
To enable learning from and about one another across generations
To establish trusting relationships, strong enough to bear the weight of the gospel (in the case of an unbelieving participant – evangelism)
Secondary goalsEnhance ability to facilitate learning with people of generations other than one’s own
Grow in Christ through learning from one another (discipling)
Encourage those seeking God’s direction on his calling for their life and ministry
Entrust’s commitmentThrough social media posts and emails:
Reminders of the idea as a whole
Reminders to pray for God to bring that cross-generational person into your life, and to pray for that friendship to bring honor to God
Encouragements to get others involved – no official start or end date so people can jump in anytime all year
Year-end summaries or stories from participants
Operation CrossGen participants’ commitmentLet Entrust know you’re interested (via Facebook, LinkedIn or our blog)
Pray, asking God to lead you to a cross-generational friendship
Or, ask God to show you who he’s already placed in your life, with whom to develop this type of friendship
Intentionally begin to ask questions, to seek understanding about your Operation CrossGen friend’s worldview, values, priorities, frustrations with your generation
Enter into that friend’s world – do things together, visit their workplace or school, just hang out
Check Entrust’s social media sites or your email for semi-monthly suggestions and challenges
Let us know how it’s going from time to time
So, whether you’re a “Paul,” (older) or a “Timothy” (younger), go find that friend and let the dialogue begin!
View the challenges!
Yes, I want to be involved (fill in your information below).