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What do younger generations need from the church?

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When our church went multi-site, video venue helped us transition to live preaching.
The Myth of the Average Millennial

The Myth of the Average Millennial

Don't rely on statistics and stereotypes to reach my generation.
When Pot Is Legal, What Do We Say?

When Pot Is Legal, What Do We Say?

As marijuana laws change, a Christian response has to get to the root of the faith.
Ministry in a Snapchat World

Ministry in a Snapchat WorldSubscriber Access Only

How to help teens navigate an increasingly sexualized culture.
Finding Our Lost Boys

Finding Our Lost BoysSubscriber Access Only

Up to 90 percent of boys will leave the church. What can a congregation do?
An Inconvenient Child

An Inconvenient Child

How a special needs boy taught one church to be a family.
The Church Is a Harlot, But I Love Her

The Church Is a Harlot, But I Love Her

Looking past the imperfections of the church and her leaders.
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Our editors have compiled our best on New Generations topics from the archives. Here you'll find ground-breaking, honest, wise coverage that sets Leadership Journal apart.

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.
Why THIS?
The best method for reaching emerging adults with the gospel is to show them Jesus alive and at work in a person or community.

The Good Fight

On sanctification, making war against sin, and cannibalism in the New Reformed movement.
Why THIS?
In this interview, Matt Chandler talks about ministering to younger generations, and why the attractional model for ministry doesn't fit every church (including his).
Next & Level

Next & Level

After a bad experience with personality-based, top-down leadership, a whole new approach was needed at what is truly The Next Level Church.
Why THIS?
After a bad experience with personality-based, top-down leadership, a whole new approach was needed at what is truly The Next Level Church.
The Justice Generation

The Justice Generation

Young people are drawn to injustices, and this is an opportunity for life-shaping discipleship.
Why THIS?
Is the younger generations' passion for social justice a trend? Why justice issues should be part of spiritual formation.
Quiz: What's Your Ministry Age?

Quiz: What's Your Ministry Age?Subscriber Access Only

Your assumptions about leadership reflect the values of a particular generation.
Why THIS?
This quiz is designed to encourage dialogue, and ultimately, unity, between older and younger leaders.
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What I Learned in the Fire

What I Learned in the Fire

When pastoring a church plant became a living hell, I thought I was done with ministry.
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