August 12, 2016.Reading time 2 minutes.
Happy International Youth Day! In November I attended a Christian higher education summit in Hong Kong. It was a dynamic meeting with powerful people discussing important and lofty issues at a very high level. During a coffee break, in a circle of 2 or 3 people, I casually mentioned how some of the brightest, passionate and […] Read More
November 2, 2015.Reading time 3 minutes.
“Men at ease have contempt for those who are suffering misfortune” Job 12:5 American evangelicals are quick to serve the poor. But in our hurry to help, are we doing the right things to help alleviate poverty? We are conditioned to respond to crisis quickly, or to use popular methods that appear to be “the […] Read More
September 7, 2015.Reading time 3 minutes.
Previous: Connection in ministry In order to prevent losing an entire generation, the Church needs to assert itself and strategize how to be effective in reaching its youth. In our Egypt scenario, there was a dire need to develop a national plan to reach and disciple youth, conduct youth leadership training programs, and ensure collaboration […] Read More
August 31, 2015.Reading time 9 minutes.
Previous post What we discovered placed us at an operational crossroads. We had to decide whether to simply maintain our ministry using our current programs and products as they were or whether we needed to take steps to overhaul… just about everything. If we committed to an overhaul, that would mean adding a mechanism to […] Read More
August 17, 2015.Reading time 5 minutes.
In her book Almost Christian, Kenda Creasy Dean reveals that American youth are ‘almost Christian – but perhaps not fully, at least not in terms of theology or practice.’ They are “almost Christian” in that they generally adhere to Christian principles but don’t live out a thought-through faith that affects their day-to-day living. OneHope’s ABY study —which, […] Read More
August 10, 2015.Reading time 4 minutes.
The reality of whether young people are leaving the Church in droves, slow drifting away from deep faith or whether they are revitalizing the next generation of on-fire Christians is highly controversial. David Kinnaman, President of Barna Group, outlined six main reasons young people are leaving the church : Orange founder Reggie Joiner describes churches […] Read More