Tapestry of Faith: Sharing the Journey: A Small Group Ministry Program with Youth

Chapter 5: Sample Multigenerational Service Model

Use this model for a service project involving multiple ages. Session A, The Project, and Session B provide the framework for planning, implementing, and processing a Christmas service project for a nursing home. Adjustments can easily be made to use the model for other holidays or different projects. One way to identify possible projects is to first identify a particular community with whom your group would like to work. Meet members of the community and ask about their needs. Discuss with members of the community possible service projects and the best way to deliver the service. In this way, not only will you establish a joint working relationship, you also ensure that your service is actually desired and increase the chance that it will be received in the best manner.