Don’t Look Now – Generation Z is Coming!

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It was a fine day for researching church topics when suddenly I came across this article, Forget millennials. How will churches reach Generation Z?. Are you starting to feel generationally challenged like I am? As a Baby Boomer, I was just beginning to understand the generational differences...

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The Ministry of Interruptions

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During my formative days in church ministry, a wonderfully wise mentor introduced me to the concept of The Ministry of Interruptions. At first I thought he was kidding me. I had come from a previous career as an industrial engineer. Four years studying for my B.S in Industrial Engineering and...

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A Pay Attention Moment

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During this week’s research, my  “pay attention moment” from the Spirit came while I was reading an interesting article on 6 Ways to Turn Your Church Inside-Out. Pay attention moments are those times when your brain halts your current activity (like reading), and says you...

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Pope Francis' powerful TED talk

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Guess who showed up (by video) at TED 2017? His Holiness Pope Francis! TED talks are known worldwide for the quality of both the speaker and the subject matter they share. Pope Francis delivered a powerful message for all of us through his talk: Why The Only Future Worth Building Includes...

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Loving Jesus but not the Church?

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Each week I read a broad array of articles, blogs, e-newsletters and books from diverse sources interested in the future of our churches. Topics usually coalesce a few days or even weeks before I actually write a summary of the attached articles or books for the weekly update. This week’s...

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Growing Young, Part 3

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This week we complete our review of the insightful new book, Growing Young. If you missed the first two weeks’ postings, just click on the attached document to review these earlier insights. Core Commitment # 5: Prioritize Young People (and Families) Everywhere The authors get right to...

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Growing Young, Part 2

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Our journey continues this week as we explore the wisdom found in the new book, Growing Young: Six Essential Strategies to Help Young People Discover and Love Your Church by Powell, Mulder and Griffin (BakerBooks, Grand Rapids, MI 2016).  Last week we reviewed the authors statistical...

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Growing Young, Part 1

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This week we explore the key issue of how churches can attract, serve and include younger generations in their church leadership and ministry. Warren Bird, Ph.D., Director of Research and Intellectual Capital Development at Leadership Network, authors a weekly e-newsletter called the Leadership...

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