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Summer 2009: iGens

volume 30, Issue 3

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The X Factor

What have we learned from the rise, decline, and renewal of "Gen-X" ministries?

The Gap

The fractured world of multi-generational church leadership.
The Gospel for iGens

The Gospel for iGens

Reared on self-esteem and impervious to guilt, the next generation needs good news that can break through their defenses.

Let the Little Children Come

These churches are learning to welcome children into their worship and mission.

Open Source Activists

The surprising impact when leaders tap the power of a generation of influencers.


Do It Yourself FuneralsSubscriber Access Only

Honoring the departed and the budget.

America's Critical MomentSubscriber Access Only

A variety of worldviews provides challenges and opportunities.


Saved from SolitudeSubscriber Access Only

The community wins when churches work together.

Rocking the White CitadelSubscriber Access Only

A review of "The Next Evangelicalism"

Why We Do JusticeSubscriber Access Only

(It's not because we feel guilty.)


Five Questions That Kill DiscussionSubscriber Access Only

Fostering conversation vital for every small group.

Wedding CrashersSubscriber Access Only

Officiating the weddings of unbelievers can be a key to reaching them.

Tripped UpSubscriber Access Only

How to collect gifts to fund short-term missions legally.

The Mediating ProphetSubscriber Access Only

Learning to be an advocate in the pulpit.

Organic Outreach for Ordinary PeopleSubscriber Access Only

A book review.

Bonus Articles

Survival Skills

What you need to minister with your spirit intact.

How Solitude Builds Community

An ancient monk's surprising role in bringing justice and healing to his neighbors.

The 3:00 a.m. Phone Call

What makes a pastor a pastor?

I'm With the Band

The kingdom of God is like a punk rock wedding.


Plenty of Young People

Plenty of Young People

Crossing the Line

Crossing the Line

A Ready Sermon

A Ready Sermon

Do Everything

Do Everything

All Articles

The Good Fight

On sanctification, making war against sin, and cannibalism in the New Reformed movement.

Muslims Next Door

What to do, and not do, when reaching out to Muslims
Is the Era of Age Segmentation Over?

Is the Era of Age Segmentation Over?

A researcher argues that the future of youth ministry will require bringing the generations together.
Quiz: What's Your Ministry Age?

Quiz: What's Your Ministry Age?

Your assumptions about leadership reflect the values of a particular generation.
Reader's Pick
Missional Living in a Fraternity

Missional Living in a Fraternity

What it takes to go with Jesus into unlikely parts of the world.
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