Dr. Holly Allen is Professor of Family Studies and Christian Ministries at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee where she holds a joint appointment in the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Bible and Ministry.
She teaches undergraduate courses such as Early Childhood Development and Family Ministry. Dr. Allen’s areas of interest are children’s spirituality and intergenerational issues.
Her most recent book (with Christine Ross) is Intergenerational Christian Formation: Bringing the Whole Church Together in Ministry, Community, and Worship (InterVarsity Press, 2012). Her first book, Nurturing Children’s Spirituality: Christian Perspectives and Best Practices (Cascade), an edited volume, was released in 2008.
In this episode, we visit with Dr. Allen about her journey with intergenerational ministry and how it can complement age-segmented events and ministries to provide a holistic formative experience.