“Each generation has distinct attitudes, behaviors, expectations, habits and motivational buttons. Generational differences need not divide us. Every generation has valuable lessons that they can teach…
When members of different generations are encouraged to work together, it builds understanding and trust, helping create a cohesive, yet diverse community.”
~ Miranda Allen (CEO of Radiofrequency Safety International)
Sending out a thank you to Bob from Seattle for the quote above. I also want to thank Bob for the following breakdown of existing generations that will help us understand each other better.
The current existing Generations include:
1. The Traditionalists (Other names for this generation include The Veterans, The Silent Generation, The Forgotten Generation, Radio Babies. and The Greatest Generation):
Born between the years of 1900 to 1945.
2. The Baby Boomers: Born in a huge flux between 1946 and 1964.
3. Generation X: Born between the years of 1965 and 1980.
4. The Millennials: Born between 1981 and 1995.
5. Generation Z: Born 1996 to 2010.
6. Generation Alpha: Born 2011 through to 2025.
When we talk about one of the generations such as we did yesterday with the millennials, we are not doing so to create a separation, but to create an understanding. The quote from Miranda Allen is important because it leads us to realize that if we pull together, the differences between the generations become our strength. Each one brings something else to the table. And this is extremely important to the Catch Ministry because we are a multi-generational ministry.
This is one of the most important ways in which The Catch Ministry is developing a flourishing faith in both young and old. This means changing the metaphor from simply passing the baton to the next generation to a more functional, biblical picture of the body — that is, the entire community of faith, across the entire lifespan, working together to fulfill God’s purposes. This has always been God’s plan for the Body of Christ — a diverse gathering of races, nationalities, and generations all over the world. This is also the Catch Ministry.
But when you consider all this diversity and then you realize that among us, there is only one body, one Spirit, one hope, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of all (Ephesians 4:4-6), you realize the power of this unity among the many. Welcome to the family of God.