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Volume 50: Providing Leadership in Ministry
with Millennials
May 2018

Many churches long for the days when their pews were filled with children, young families, and young adults. Leaders are sometimes at a loss for how to connect with Millennials. The resources this month provide insight and strategies for how to connect with Millennials and how to develop them as leaders in ministry.


DEFINING GENERATIONS:

WHERE MILLENNIALS END AND POST-MILLENNIALS BEGIN

by Michael Dimock, as reported by the Pew Research Center

While younger and older adults may differ in their views at a given moment, generational cohorts allow researchers to examine how today’s older adults felt about a given issue when they themselves were young, as well as to describe how the trajectory of views might differ across generations....MORE


"GRANDPA" SINCE I WAS 32

by Brad Farrington, Campus Minister, Appalachian Wesley Foundation

I work with young adults, specifically college students, almost every single day. It’s an epic ride, no doubt. Most days I give God thanks for this great privilege, as I can’t believe I get to do this incredible work and ministry... MORE


REFLECTIONS ON MILLENNIALS

by Rev. Jesse Smith, Reactivate UMC Pastor and Huntersville UMC Associate Pastor
Once, while I was in Jacmel, Haiti, I had the opportunity to speak with the indigenous people through the medium of a local translator. It was a painfully difficult process for someone who lacks patience and is easily distracted. During this experience, I realized, that many of the idioms I had learned growing up in the hills of Western North Carolina were lost in translation in the hills of Haiti... MORE


 HOW TO CRUSH IT WITH MILLENNIALS

by Carey Nieuwhof

One of the primary missions of every generation of church leaders is to hand the faith and the church over to the next generation. Practically speaking, churches that fail to reach young adults will struggle far more a decade from now than churches that don’t... MORE

WHAT ARE MILLENNIALS LOOKING FOR IN A CHURCH?


FINDING THE FACE OF THE CHURCH BECOMING

by Ronald D. Culmer

The Church has an opportunity to become that which it is called by Jesus Christ to be: The kingdom of God for all people! Pluralism is the face of the church becoming... MORE


EVANGELISM FOR MILLENNIALS

by John Edgerton

Say what you will about millennials (or better yet, talk to us instead of about us, it's only polite), but we know something about evangelism.....MORE


WELCOMING MILLENNIALS BY PRESERVING THEIR ANONYMITY

by Scott Chrostek

In the same way that everyone must be welcomed, recognized, and made to feel at home, churches and their leaders must also cultivate a feeling of anonymity within the environment. A key to facilitating anonymity is preserving a sense of personal privacy within the worshipping congregation... MORE


VIDEOS TO HELP YOU REACH MORE, YOUNGER, AND MORE DIVERSE PEOPLE

At a recent symposium honoring Dr. Weems’s ministry, Bishop Kenneth H. Carter, Bishop Janice Riggle Huie, and Rev. Dr. Joseph W. Daniels addressed the challenge of reaching more, younger, and more diverse people — a looming adaptive challenge that can only be met through major learning, innovation, and wisdom... MORE


4 FAVORITE RESOURCES FOR ENGAGING MILENIALS


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PREVIOUS eLEAD TOPICS

The Politics of Preaching (April 2018)
Engaging and Impacting Community (March 2018)
Spiritual Care (February 2018)
Developing Self-Awareness (January 2018)
Best of 2017 (December 2017)
Investing in the Dream (November 2017)
People-ing The Dream (October 2017)
Vision and Leadership (September 2017)
Developing a Small Group Culture (August 2017)
Stepping Away for Formation, Renewal, and Growth (July 2017)
Starting on the Right Foot (June 2017)
Transitions (May 2017)
Creating the Culture You Desire (April 2017)
Missional Engagement (March 2017)
 
 
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