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 Members
- The senior pastor
- Five youth, ages 16–24
- Five adults who are active in ministry, ages 45 and older
The Exploratory Team agenda will require one two-hour meeting. Additional meetings to conduct research and/or solicit feedback from other members are encouraged.