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Following the completion of an M.A. in Inter-American Diplomatic History, service as a Peace Corps volunteer in Colombia, S.A. and a Ph.D. in bilingual/bicultural education at the University of New Mexico, Jim worked as a Drop-Out Prevention Specialist on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and as a Resource Training Director with the Minneapolis Public Schools. In these positions, Jim was responsible for developing and delivering a variety of curriculum and training programs. Since that time, Jim has worked as an adjunct faculty member, writer, producer and director, telecommunications and marketing consultant, statewide media campaign coordinator, workshop leader, public speaker, and lecturer.

ReFirement is a positive and optimistic approach for how we live the last third of our lives. It also provides a context including the major elements of what makes up an aging society. Jim is the author of "ReFirement: A Guide to Mid-Life and Beyond", published in 2001; and the host of a national public television show, "ReFirement: 10 Steps to a Successful Future". Jim conducts national workshops on aging issues and delivers keynote addresses on ReFirement and its implications for an aging society.

Jim is recognized as a national and international resource in the area of training and intergenerational relationships. This work has focused on human services issues. His Intergenerational Dialogue Tool(tm), is being used in all sectors of society. Jim has presented major keynote speeches on intergenerational issues across the country; as well as conducting trainings and numerous customized organizational presentations. His books, "Together For Tomorrow: Building Community Through Intergenerational Dialogue", and "All Are Welcome: A Primer on Intentional Intergenerational Ministry and Dialogue", are being used in colleges and universities, communities and congregations across the nation.

Jim is an award-winning investigative researcher in film and video.

Jim is a Senior Partner and Executive Producer of Points Of View Incorporated. He served on the Board of Directors at Capella University and is currently a faculty member in the School of Public Service Leadership at Capella University. He also chairs the board at Climb Theater Company. He continues to write and produce films and videos with socially-relevant subjects.

All Are Welcome

A Primer for Intentional Intergenerational Ministry and Dialogue

Authored by James Vincent Gambone Ph.D.
Edition: 2

"All Are Welcome: A Primer for Intergenerational Ministry and Dialogue", is designed to be used by communities of faith. This book demonstrates how to break down isolation and separation between the 6 living generations found in congregations. It presents the Intergenerational Dialogue(tm) process as a proven tool for joining all ages, cultures, races, genders and economic classes in Intentional Intergenerational Ministry (IIM).

In its second edition, this 176-page, paperback book is a valuable resource for anyone working in the areas of: congregational education; stewardship; congregational revitalization & turnaround; missions; seminary education; community outreach; public policy; healthy community initiatives; asset development for youth & families; social ministry; spirituality & aging networks; and diversity initiatives.

The book contains:
* Background on the Intentional Intergenerational Ministry Movement
* Issues Facing the Movement Today
* 12 Key Intergenerational Dialogue Organizing Steps
* Follow-up - Moving the Dialogue to Action
* Outcomes from Previous Dialogues
A Dialogue Sampler on the Issue of Meaning and Happiness in Our Lives
* Discussion About Diversity and Dialogue
* How to Build an Intentional Intergenerational Ministry Movement
* Copyright-free documents you can photocopy for your own use in your community or organization, including: Position Description - Director of IIM; Qualities of a Good Facilitator; A Dialogue Process Timeline; Suggested Agenda for Four Dialogue Planning Meetings; A Dialogue Room Diagram; Diversity Grid; What Is A Good Scenario?; Generational Groups by Age; How to Develop Cross-Generational Questions; Sample Registration Sheet; and Sample Evaluation.

Publication Date:
1511674709 / 9781511674706
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
7.5" x 9.25"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Social Science / Sociology / General

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