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Learn about generation theory (Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millenials, and Generation Z) and discover how storytelling can bridge the gap, heal family wounds, and build strong relationships for Christian families. Bible stories used.
Bridging the Generation Gap through Storytelling
Publication Date:
10/6/2010
Pages:
0
Session(s)
1
Product Type:
Internet Download
Adult Study, Adult Study
Product Number:
TC0463

Not much has changed since the time of Isaac, Esau, and Jacob. Families still experience conflict and confusion; younger generations don't always understand older generations. In every family there is an unknown history that influences interactions and responses to different situations. In this one-session study for adults we'll learn about different generational traits and explore how telling stories can help families bridge the generation gaps to form stronger units.

Long before there were books or even written language, family groups sat around campfires and told stories. However, family storytelling has become less common in the fast pace world in which we now live. Although it may require an effort and intention, families are discovering a need and desire to hear family stories. Family stories can enlighten, bring family members closer, and open doors for sharing values and traditions.

Learning about generational traits takes this lesson further to help participants learn where the storyteller is coming from. This study uses Neil Howe and William Strauss's generation definitions: Traditionalists (born between 1925 and 1942), Baby Boomers (born between 1943 and 1960), Generation X (born between 1961 and 1981), Millennials (born between 1982 and 1998), and Generation Z (born between 1999 and 2019).

Ultimately, participants will not only learn new information, but they will be able to use this information to heal old family wounds and build stronger relationships for the future.

Nancy Ferguson is a certified educator and former day camp director at Camp Hanover in Richmond, Virginia. She lives on the Eastern Shore of Virginia where she concentrates on writing resources for camps and retreats. She is the author of eight books, including The Retreat Leader's Manual (with Kevin Witt) and Retreats for Renewal: Five Designs for Intergenerational Retreats.


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