As part of her studies at Virginia Theological Seminary, Sarah Bentley Allred—editor at the faith formation website Building Faith—had the opportunity to visit congregations practicing intergenerational worship. While most church services are multigenerational (i.e., many generations are present in worship together), intergenerational worship is intentionally designed with the needs of people of diverse ages in mind. Bentley Allred’s visits led her to identify five key traits present in churches that seek to equally value people of all ages in worship.

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