"Changing your church's approach to ministry may not be the threat you think it is to your church's mission and existence. It may be the very thing that saves it."


Andy Stanley

For a New Generation - Foreword



All lasting change and revitalization begins as we acknowledge our dependence upon God and ask Him to do what only He can do.


For a New Generation - Introduction


You won't be dishonoring your church's past if you consider changing the way you do things in the future. 


For a New Generation - Introduction


I have found that many are living inside an imaginary fence. You probably have more leeway than you think to make changes in your church.


For a New Generation - Introduction


The way the next generation tells you that your church has lost touch with them is simple - they stop coming. 



For a New Generation - Chapter 1

Waiting For Things To Come Back Around


It is tempting to hope that young people will start returning to your church without any need for change. That would be unwise.


For a New Generation - Chapter 1

Waiting For Things To Come Back Around


The statement "If it was good enough for me, it should be good enough for our children" has to be turned into a question - "What will it take to reach our children?"


For a New Generation - Chapter 1

Waiting For Things To Come Back Around


We need to ask ourselves, "What do we stand for and why do we exist?" This should never change. Then feel free to change everything else.

Jim Collins, Built to Last


For a New Generation - Chapter 2

Missing The Whale


Is your church more focused on keeping the people who already attend or reaching the people who don't?


For a New Generation - Chapter 2

Missing The Whale


Think of your church as a hot-air balloon. Some programs, ministries, and practices are like bags of sand that will have to be jettisoned if you are ever going to soar.


For a New Generation - Chapter 3

Barking Dogs


When all is said and done, effectively fulfilling your vision is as dependent on what you choose not to do as it is on what you choose to do.


For a New Generation - Chapter 3

Barking Dogs