Date of Award

Spring 2020

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

Committee Chair

Sophia Steibel


An education program was designed to encourage intergenerational unity among a mixed group of youth and adults at First Baptist Church in Valdese, NC. Both quantitative and qualitative data were collected and analyzed to determine the effectiveness of the program on the intergenerational experimental group. There was movement toward intergenerational unity from the pre-test to post-test in the experimental group. Insights were learned from the data, particularly that there were different rates of growth between the youth and adults, and the observation that participants may have liked the idea of working together more than actually working together. The younger participants showed more growth in both intergenerational unity and perceptions of their own standing within the congregation.