Want to be part of something big? Something more meaningful than going to work and getting a paycheck? Done with college or close to retirement? Wondering if God has a place for you in his kingdom work? One great way to find out is Entrust’s STEP initiative. We’ll pair you with a seasoned kingdom worker, help you get overseas and put you to work in ministry, all the while helping you process what’s going on, exploring God’s will for the next phase of your life. Check it out! www.entrust4.org/STEP
Whether you’ve been hanging out regularly with your cross-generational friend or are just getting started on this thing we call Operation CrossGen, no matter. Jump on in now. Get with someone of a different generation than your own and have conversation about commitment. Find out what/who your friend feels committed to, how they define that word. Where have they seen positive or negative examples of commitment? Ask, listen and seek to understand. Don’t fix!
Last time you hung out with your cross-generational friend, you asked him a lot of questions about technology. Pick up where you left off. How about asking her to teach you something? Your friend might be able to answer some of your Facebook, email, Photo Shop or Power Point questions, help you set up an Instagram or Twitter account, teach you a thing or two about auto mechanics, carpentry, gardening, electricity, sewing, food processing. Every generation has an area of expertise. Discover your friend’s expertise!
Intrigued by the idea of serving God cross-culturally? Want real-life, hands-on, down-in-the-trenches ministry experience? Like the idea of being paired with a like-minded mentor whose passions mirror yours? You gotta check out STEP.
High-tech, low-tech or something in between? Talk with your OCG friend this week about technology. What forms of technology does he like/use? Why? What does she not like/avoid? Why? What needs does he seek to fill through technology? Remember, do your best to listen, not advise. We’re all about gaining understanding of each other in Operation CrossGen.
Have any friends not your age? Find yourself griping about people older/younger than you? How about making an intentional friend in that age group? Entrust’s Operation CrossGen is a low-key initiative giving you ideas on how to build that friendship, learn about that person and build a bridge. Check it out and jump in today.