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Exploratory Team Process


We ask churches to begin the Generation Spark journey by convening an Exploratory Team. This listening experience engages youth, adults and a pastor in an interactive, face-to-face dialogue about youth and the church. This single process is generally more revealing than surveys because it helps different generations answer two key questions:

  • To what extent does the church empathize with youth? 
  • Does the church possess the call and capacity to develop intergenerational mentoring relationships?

Exploratory Team MembersGeneration Spark black logo

  • The senior pastor
  • Five youth, ages 16–24
  • Five adults who are active in ministry, ages 45 and older

Time Commitment

The Exploratory Team agenda will require one two-hour meeting. Additional meetings to conduct research and/or solicit feedback from other members are encouraged.