Mar 27, 2022 |Let's Be That

Multi- and Next-Generational

03.27.22 | Let's Be That

Multi- and Next-Generational

Tony Pyle

1 Timothy 4, 5

Do you find that the generational divide existing in the world today hurts your relationships? How can investing in relationships with people of all ages lead to a healthier church? Pastor Tony Pyle reminds us that as a church, we must be multi-generational and next-generational at the same time. As believers, we are called to be a family made up of people of all generations, teaching and learning from one another as we pursue God together.

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They think they know everything, and are always quite sure about it. – Aristotle


The local church is made up of people from multiple generations.


Practice these things; be committed to them, so that your progress may be evident to all. Pay close attention to your life and your teaching; persevere in these things, for in doing this you will save both yourself and your hearers. Don’t rebuke an older man, but exhort him as a father, younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, and the younger women as sisters with all purity.

1 Timothy 4:15-1 Timothy 5:2

generations to lay down their cultural preferences and pour into the next generations.


The church is the strongest at the intersection of the wisdom and experience of olders and the passion and innovation of youngers.


The wisdom and experience of olders.


Wisdom is found with the elderly, and understanding comes with long life.

Job 12:12

Teach us to number our days carefully so that we may develop wisdom in our hearts.

Psalm 90:12

The glory of young men is their strength, and the splendor of old men is gray hair.

Proverbs 20:29

Don’t let anyone despise your youth, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.

1 Timothy 4:12

Now may our God and Father himself, and our Lord Jesus, direct our way to you. And may the Lord cause you to increase and overflow with love for one another and for everyone, just as we do for you. May he make your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints. Amen.

1 Thessalonians 3:11-13

How do you see the generational divide that exists in the world today hurting relationships instead of helping them? How can this negatively impact the local church?
How does the way you view different generations of people impact your faith? Your relationships? How you connect with people in your life?
(For olders) As an older, how can you leverage your wisdom and experience to serve youngers both in and out of the church?
(For youngers) As a younger, how can you leverage your passion and innovation to grow in your faith and reach others with the Gospel? What does it look like for you to invest yourself in the local church family?