Intergenerational Education in the Church: Parental Benefits of Learning alongside Children
The majority of Christian churches structure their Christian education opportunities by dividing groups according to age—Sunday School consists of different classrooms according to grade while a different Bible class is offered for adults. In an age where religious education at home is a rarity and the family as the foundation of society is falling apart, it is practically and theologically imperative for the church to address these concerns. This thesis explores the learning benefits intergenerational education provides to parents as an argument for its congregational use. Through secular studies, historical themes, and Scriptural support, intergenerational education shows itself to be a necessary consideration within a church’s Christian education program as it serves the Christian parent.