Resources: Impacting the Next Generation

This week I’m at the OBFF National Conference and I had the opportunity to chair a panel discussion on “Impacting the Next Generation”. I had prepared a handout with some key points and recommended resources and wanted to make sure I posted it here as well:

OBFF 2018: Impacting the Next Generation

Foundational Principles:

  • We believe in “cross-generational” ministry
  • We reject any form of a ‘generation war’ and recognize the need to walk together
  • We recognize that culture is rapidly changing and we have a responsibility to step out in ‘Spirit-led’ engagement of our culture
  • The onus is on Fathers/Mothers to engage/empower Sons/Daughters

Some Key Areas to Consider:

  1. Our culture is undergoing massive, massive change – are we changing with it?
  2. Are you interacting with and dialoguing with the next generation?
  3. Are “next generation” leaders reflected throughout your ministry?
  4. How is your church website and social media presence?
  5. Are you learning from churches that are impacting the next generation?

Recommended Resources:

Blogs:

  1. 5 Things Millennials Are Looking for In Your Church
  2. 7 Things Every Leader Should Know About Working with Millennials
  3. 10 Ways Millennials are shaping local congregations

Podcasts:

  1. How to Tell If Your Church is Positioned to Draw Millennials
  2. 6 Keys for Reaching Millennials in Established Churches
  3. How Many Average Churches are Reaching Millennials

Other:

  1. Pastor Willie George on shifting their church to reach the next generation
  2. Book: Connecting to Millennials by Thom and Jess Rainer
  3. Passion to Reach Ministries
  4. Faith Tech

Photo by Zachary Nelson on Unsplash

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2 Comments

  1. Interesting read son. Did you remind them that signs and wonders still work for drawing not just millennials but everyone else too….and the love keeps them.

    On Tue, May 1, 2018 at 11:39 PM, brendan witton.com wrote:

    > brendanwitton posted: “This week I’m at the OBFF National Conference and I > had the opportunity to chair a panel discussion on “Impacting the Next > Generation”. I had prepared a handout with some key points and recommended > resources and wanted to make sure I posted it here as wel” >

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