When we neglect cross-generational dialogue, both the senior pastor and the youth worker miss out on the very thing they need to be most effective in their calling.
Disconnection and Gen Z: Searching for Trustworthy Mentors
When we lean into the spectacular belonging we have in Christ, the kind of mentorship culture Gen Z (and all other generations) long for should naturally follow.
Young people weren’t in the minor leagues waiting to be called up, but serving right alongside Jesus in all the messiness of their adolescent development.
Praising God alone is beautiful, yet it is only a facet of the diamond that is the fully-embodied, gospel-centered community of real individuals, in real time.
When she was about seven years old, my youngest developed a unique relationship with an elderly woman in our church. Her relationship with “Miss Wanda” began when the two discovered they both had an appreciation for yard work,…
In the past several years that I’ve served as a youth pastor, I’ve noticed a concerning trend. We have three Sunday morning services, with Sunday School meeting during the second and third services. As our student ministry has…
If we segregate youth, not only do we lose all they have to teach us, but we inadvertently teach them that church is really only for adults.