For some years now, churches in Singapore have been experiencing an exodus of younger members from their midst. In response to this, Graceworks was invited by some churches to help older leaders understand the world of the young so that they could minister to them in ways that took seriously their cultural shaping. We soon began to realise that since the Christian faith called for a mutuality in relationships, we also needed to help the young understand those who were older.
With that, we shifted the trajectory of the project to encompass the other generations present in our churches, with a particular hope that God will use our research to enable more life-giving intergenerational relationships in our churches.
“The Generations Project offers churches in Singapore tangible data and an interpretive map for navigating congregational life and leadership today. This courageous study by Graceworks gifts congregations and church leaders with a vital and contextualised map of different generations of Christians in Singapore. … The rest is up to us—you and me. Will we take Jesus’ command to love one another seriously? One of the ways we can do this is to use this study as a conversation starter and catalyst for careful study in our local churches. This book is a compelling encouragement for us to love one another better. We get better at loving one another by gaining more understanding and learning to be more practiced in bridging our generational differences.”
— From the Foreword by Rev Dr Bernard Chao