Missions and Multigenerational Ministry

I just returned from a student mission trip. One stop on the way was to stay a night at the church where I grew up.  As I was pondering about the rich past of the church, and I began to ponder on how we pass our faith from one generation to the next. One way our student ministry engaged multiple …

Increase Participation – Increase Commitment

Over the last ten years of ministry, I’ve found myself repeatedly seeing proof that if we increase the meaningful participation of our people, the likelihood is high that their commitment to local church engagement and the mission of God will increase proportionately. People tend to have a strong desire to belong, and giving them a chance to truly participate fosters …

Equipping NextGen Parents

One of the things I have always been passionate about in Next Generation Ministry is equipping parents to be the primary disciple maker for their children. Walt Muller says, “When we fail to see and answer the influence culture has on our kids, we forfeit the influence we should be having on our kids.”1 As a next generation staff we …

Accountability and Discipleship

I recently had a conversation with a teenager who chose to follow Jesus two years ago. He told me about the process of salvation for him. He went to a student camp during the summer and walked forward during a worship gathering. He said, “I prayed and asked God to forgive my sins and it was awesome. I felt Jesus …