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Friday, May 6, 2016

Generation Gapless

Generation Gap by Emerson David Myers
Generation Gapless 

Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, - Titus 2:3 

READ: Titus 2:1-15 

I work in the power industry where safety is paramount. Consequently, we spend hours each month training, talking about, and tracking safe work habits. The following email arrived this morning:  

"Working with a team exposes you to the methods and work ethic of your coworkers, which can help you learn more and finish jobs in a faster manner. We work with people of all different ages and experience levels. This provides a good atmosphere for the young bucks to learn the ropes and the old timers to see things from a different point of view...You and your coworkers’ safety should be your top priority while working together each day. Teamwork prevents accidents.  "

This got me thinking about how generation gaps simply do not exist, for the most part, in business. Why; because, gaps are ineffective, inefficient and often unsafe. So, why have we bought into the idea that generation gaps work at church? 

PRACTICAL EXERCISE: This Sunday, shake things up and fill in the gaps by purposely sitting beside a teen or an elder whom you've never sat next to before.



  1. It seems that FBCR accomplishes this better than many fellowships in which I've had the pleasure to serve.