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
August 21, 2014.Reading time 7 minutes.
I speak with a first-time lead pastor almost every week. And one question that consistently comes up in those conversations is this: How do I develop an engaging missions program at the church? Many people who come into their new role as a lead pastor are hesitant to change too much about the way the […] Read More
August 14, 2014.Reading time 7 minutes.
You’ve done the hard work of getting down on paper your Purpose and asset mapped and begun to brainstorm the People you need to collaborate and partner with. Now it’s time to vision cast and Popularize the message to your body. The American Church has historically gotten people excited about missions first, then figured out […] Read More