. He calls churches to examine their current methods of evangelism, which often result only in transfer growth--Christians moving from one church to another--rather than in reaching the "nones. The pastor of a megachurch that is currently experiencing 70 percent of its growth from the unchurched, White knows how to reach this growing demographic, and here he shares his ministry strategies with concerned pastors and church leaders.
Meet Generation Z: Understanding and Reaching the New Post-Christian WorldBaker Books #ad - Move over boomers, xers, and millennials; there's a new generation--making up more than 25 percent of the US population--that represents a seismic cultural shift. James emery white explains who this generation is, how it came to be, and the impact it is likely to have on the nation and the faith. He helps readers rethink evangelistic and apologetic methods, cultivate a culture of invitation, and communicate with this connected generation where they are.
Pastors, youth workers, ministry leaders, and parents will find this an essential and hopeful resource. Born approximately between 1993 and 2012, generation Z is the first truly post-Christian generation, and they are poised to challenge every church to rethink its role in light of a rapidly changing culture.
Meet Generation Z: Understanding and Reaching the New Post-Christian World #ad - From the award-winning author of The Rise of the Nones comes this enlightening introduction to the youngest generation. Then he reintroduces us to the ancient countercultural model of the early church, arguing that this is the model Christian leaders must adopt and adapt if we are to reach members of Generation Z with the gospel.
Churchless: Understanding Today's Unchurched and How to Connect with ThemTyndale Momentum #ad - Looking past the surface of church attendance to deeper spiritual realities, build trust-based relationships with them, Churchless will help us understand those who choose not to be part of a church, and be empowered to successfully invite them to engage. And more and more, they are becoming the norm: The number of churchless adults in the US has grown by nearly one-third in the past decade.
Yet the startling truth is that many of these people claim they are looking for a genuine, powerful encounter with God—but they just don’t find it in church. What are they or we missing? how can we better reach out to them? what can we say or do that would inspire them to want to join a community of faith? Containing groundbreaking new research from the Barna Group, and edited by bestselling authors George Barna Revolution and David Kinnaman You Lost Me, Churchless reveals the results of a five-year study based on interviews with thousands of churchless men and women.
Churchless: Understanding Today's Unchurched and How to Connect with Them #ad - Churchless people are all around us: among our closest loved ones, at our workplaces, in our neighborhoods.
Church Refugees: Sociologists reveal why people are DONE with church but not their faithGroup Publishing, Inc. #ad - Among those scrambling forthe exits are the church’s staunchest supporters and leaders. Leaving the church doesn’t mean abandoning the faith. Some whoare done with church report they’ve never felt spiritually stronger. The door still remains open—a crack. Why?sociologists josh packard and Ashleigh Hope reveal the results of a major study about the exodus from the American church.
They’re called The Dones. After devoting a lifetime to their churches, they’re walking away. Those who’ve left remain hungryfor community and the chance to serve—and they’re finding both. Sifting through hundreds of hours of in-depth interviews, Packard and Hope provideilluminating insights into what has become a major shift in the American landscape.
Church Refugees: Sociologists reveal why people are DONE with church but not their faith #ad - If you’re in the church, discover the major reasons your church may be in dangerof losing its strongest members—and what you can do to keep them. If you’re among those done with church, look for your story to be echoed here. You’re not alone—and at last you’re understood. Share your story at TheDones.
Com. And what they’ve discovered may surprise you.
You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church...and Rethinking FaithBaker Books #ad - More importantly, kinnaman offers ideas on how to help young people develop and maintain a vibrant faith that they embrace over a lifetime. Now the bestselling author of unChristian trains his researcher's eye on these young believers. Where kinnaman's first book unchristian showed the world what outsiders aged 16-29 think of Christianity, You Lost Me shows why younger Christians aged 16-29 are leaving the church and rethinking their faith.
Based on new research, you lost me shows pastors, church leaders, and parents how we have failed to equip young people to live "in but not of" the world and how this has serious long-term consequences. Close to 60 percent of young people who went to church as teens drop out after high school.
The MillennialsB&H Books #ad - At more than 78 million strong, the millennials—those born between 1980 and 2000—have surpassed the Boomers as the larger and more influential generation in America. Chapters report intriguing how-and-why findings on family matters they are closer-knit than previous generations, the environment, Millennials and the new workplace, the media, and perhaps most tellingly, their attitude toward money, their desire for diversity consider the wave of mixed race and ethnic adoptions, religion.
. Now, as its members begin to reach adulthood, where the traits of a generation really take shape, best-selling research author Thom Rainer Simple Church and his son Jess a Millennial born in 1985 present the first major investigative work on Millennials from a Christian worldview perspective. Sure to interest even the secularists who study this group, The Millennials is based on 1200 interviews with its namesakes that aim to better understand them personally, professionally, and spiritually.
The Millennials #ad - The authors close with a thoughtful response to how the church can engage and minister to what is now in fact the largest generation in America’s history.
unChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks about Christianity...and Why It MattersBaker Books #ad - The surprising details of the study, commissioned by the Fermi Project and conducted by The Barna Group, are presented with uncompromising honesty in unChristian. Using descriptions like "hypocritical, " and "judgmental, " "insensitive, " young Americans share an impression of Christians that's nothing short of .
UnChristian. Groundbreaking research into the perceptions of people aged 16-29 reveals that Christians have taken several giant steps backward in one of their most important assignments. Find out why these negative perceptions exist, learn how to reverse them in a Christlike manner, and discover practical examples of how Christians can positively contribute to culture.
unChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks about Christianity...and Why It Matters #ad - Now available in trade paper. Christianity has an image problem. But according to the latest report card, something has gone terribly wrong. Christians are supposed to represent Christ to the world.
What They Didn't Teach You in Seminary: 25 Lessons for Successful Ministry in Your ChurchBaker Books #ad - Intriguingly, more seasoned pastors yearn for insight into their task, even older, as they remain "undiscipled" in the school of leadership. In what they didn't teach you in seminary, veteran pastor James Emery White provides the kind of mentoring young pastors desperately need but cannot get from academia or leadership books.
. These "from the trenches" insights will help them transform their relationships with staff and parishoners, deliver hard truths, avoid spiritual pitfalls, develop healthy boundaries, use their time effectively, and much more. Street-smart wisdom is gone from training as there are many men and women preparing pastors who have never themselves pastored a church.
What They Didn't Teach You in Seminary: 25 Lessons for Successful Ministry in Your Church #ad - In churches today, there are ever fewer older pastors speaking into the lives of younger leaders, and fewer younger leaders feeling there is much to be learned from the experience of their elders.
Growing Young: Six Essential Strategies to Help Young People Discover and Love Your ChurchBaker Books #ad - It profiles innovative churches that are engaging 15- to 29-year-olds and as a result are growing--spiritually, missionally, emotionally, and numerically. Based on groundbreaking research with over 250 of the nation's leading congregations, Growing Young provides a strategy any church can use to involve and retain teenagers and young adults.
Packed with both research and practical ideas, Growing Young shows pastors and ministry leaders how to position their churches to engage younger generations in a way that breathes vitality, life, and energy into the whole church. Visit www. Churchesgrowingyoung. Org for more information. Unleashing the passion of young people in Your Church Is Possible! Churches are losing both members and vitality as increasing numbers of young people disengage.
Proper Confidence: Faith, Doubt, and Certainty in Christian Discipleship: Faith, Doubt and Certainty in Christian DiscipleshipWm. B. Eerdmans Publishing #ad - Looking to end the divisive conflict that has raged between christians who attack each other either as "liberals" or as "fundamentalists, " Newbigin here gives a historical account of the roots of this conflict in order to begin laying the foundation for a middle ground that will benefit the Christian faith as a whole.
What results is a perspective that allows Christians to confidently affirm the gospel as public truth in our pluralistic world.
Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership: Seeking God in the Crucible of Ministry Transforming ResourcesIVP Books #ad - Weaving together contemporary illustrations with penetrating insight from the life of Moses, Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership explores topics such asresponding to the dynamics of callingfacing the loneliness of leadershipleading from your authentic selfcultivating spiritual community reenvisioning the promised landdiscerning God's will togetherEach chapter includes a spiritual practice to ensure your soul gets the nourishment it needs.
Forging and maintaining a life-giving connection with God is the best choice you can make for yourself and for those you lead. I'm tired of helping others enjoy God. I just want to enjoy God for myself. With this painful admission, Ruth Haley Barton invites us to an honest exploration of what happens when spiritual leaders lose track of their souls.