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10 things Church leaders need to know about Gen Z

Quiz! 1. Gen Z is currently made up of: a. Newborn to 18 year olds b. age 4 to college c. age 10-25 2. Generation Z describes themselves as: a. Hardworking, motivated, optimistic b. Busy, focused, and a little pessimistic c. Tech-addicted, unique, and hopeful 3. True or false? Gen Z is the least religious […]

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10 Biblical truths Gen Z needs right now

Sad to hear that we have lost a great hero of the faith in Eugene Peterson. We will miss him for now, but will still look to the words he left behind. As the next generation attempts to navigate a loud, chaotic, and increasingly post-truth world, where culture is both pervasive and persuasive, we’d do […]

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What it looks like to be Spirit Led

I was recently with the youngest Megachurch pastor in America and asked him what excited and concerned him. It was interesting for him to point out that the emergence of ‘celebrity pastors’ was one of his greatest concerns. He went on to explain that the tyranny of comparison can be devastating. For churches that are […]

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6 Ways to Improve Your Youth Ministry Assessment

Assessment should be more Fitbit than report card Click To Tweet There was a moment of silence as these words hovered over a room full of youth ministry leaders and experts. Thinking about assessment isn’t always easy, but it is necessary. Knowing that nearly 60% of young people who grow up in Christian churches walk […]

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Planning for agility

In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable. -Dwight D. Eisenhower We send our entire organization a Daily Drucker insight to spur thought, conversation, and ensure we are on the same page with planning and execution of our mission and vision. Recently it included timely and timeless […]

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9 Principles for Biblical Leadership

I’m grateful to be working alongside incredible leaders like José  Bernardo who is a Vice-President at OneHope overseeing all of our Lusophone countries. He is one of the greatest organizational leaders and strategic thinkers I have ever met. Of course, he shares our passion and vision to engage the next generation with God’s Word. This […]

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Grandparents taking on the role of parents (Lost generation raising the left behind generation)

You know when you get a new car, all of a sudden you start to see the same make and model everywhere? Well, that is happening to me with all things grandparent as I look forward to becoming a granddad this summer. A segment from the NBC news special, “One Nation Overdosed” caught my attention […]

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Chris Pratt’s MTV Generation award speech

While accepting MTV’s Generation Award, Chris Pratt shared an unexpected message from an unlikely stage. “Being the Generation Award I’m going to cut to the chase and I’m going to speak to you, the next generation, OK?  I accept the responsibility as your elder,” Pratt said. He shared 9 rules for living. While a few […]

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Rewrite the ending

Lost too soon This week was painful as we mourn the loss of two exceptionally creative artisans in Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. The public is honoring Kate Spade by posting remembrances of their first Kate Spade purse. Personally, Kate Spade is the first designer outfit and bag I bought for my girls as they […]

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Unlikely but undaunted: Sylvia Walker, pioneer woman

An incredible woman of God has gone home to be with her Lord. Today is the memorial service for Sylvia Walker (1/5/41-5/4/18) and as I think back on Sylvia’s life and ministry, I realize how much one committed, passionate person was able to accomplish in a lifetime for God’s Kingdom in her time here on […]

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The cloud that taught me to listen

My friend Tessie shared a powerful testimony with our Board of Directors that’s so timely and filled with essential wisdom for every ministry, I had to share. The Cloud Nearly four years ago, a “cloud” appeared on my left eye. After many tests, and with no family history of the disease, I was diagnosed with […]

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Grandpa, Gaga and God

At Christmas, Kim and I were gifted with the knowledge that we are going to become grandparents! Our first worry was, what should we call ourselves? However, that question was soon replaced with a much deeper one. When the Scripture Kim read in her devotions the next morning was the same one the pastor preached […]

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