Each Saturday we point you to the best content we have encountered on the internet during the week.
Links of the Week
The millennial generation is the most unchurched and non-christian generation in our country’s history. As a millennial myself, this disappoints me because I know that we have the potential to do something great for the kingdom of God. We love to rally around causes we believe in. What better cause than the Gospel?!
Really short post, but really important.
I frequently hear from small group pastors that their senior pastors or congregational leaders are uncomfortable with newer strategies for identifying and recruiting leaders.
Any leader working with the next generation can attest to the fact this generation is different than all others before it. They speak in a language we don’t always understand, run circles around us with new technology, and think differently when it comes to faith and social issues. But I believe they are the hope for our churches, our communities, our nation and our world. Not tomorrow or way into the future, but today. Right now.
Of all the subjects I deal with on this blog, church size generates a LOT of reaction and emotion.
Experience Life Church was started in 2007 and has grown phenomenally, now with 5 locations. Clayton is the executive pastor and he oversees the campuses and ministries. He also speaks each week at one of the church’s campuses at Texas Tech University. The average age of attendees at Experience Life Church is 30 years old, not counting the kids’ ministry, so they have really learned to attract young adults and teens.
Some really great practices here. I got a lot out of this.
Rookie Preacher Articles
11 Steps to Creating a Discipleship Model (Thanks to Brian Dodd for including this on his top ten of the week list)
Joe had an article featured on SermonCentral.com: Does Your Sermon Outline Serve You Or Do You Serve It?