NextGen Pastors - Part 2: When the Call Hits Your Home!

<strong>NextGen Pastors - Part 2: </strong>When the Call Hits Your Home!

As the Adventist Church across North America actively engaged with and looks for 2,500 young men and women called by God to pastoral ministry in the next 10 years, we are praying for parents who are willing to honor God's call on their daughters and sons.

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Growing Young Adventists

Growing Young Adventists

For half a century we have observed, studied and agonized over next generations drifting off the map of Adventist faith life. We know there is a problem. If we continue to do what we are doing right now, we will keep seeing the same statistics if not worse. It is time to take the research that we have and begin to look for the churches that want to do something different and start seeing things happen

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Next Generation Pastor Part I

Next Generation Pastor Part I

When I woke up that cold November morning in our sixth-floor apartment in Madrid, Spain, I felt different. I had always wanted to be a doctor. Whenever someone would ask, “What do you want to do with your life or what are you going to do when you grow up?” I would always reply: “A missionary doctor.” Now, overnight, at age 15, all the sudden, the vision for my life had changed. That morning during family worship I announced to my family that I, no longer would be a Missionary Doctor, I felt that God wanted me to be a pastor. My father, who is a pastor, was super excited to hear my announcement, and so was my mother. My brother, who had also grown up with the vision of becoming a medical doctor exclaimed, “I guess, only one person in this family will make lots of money.” He is a pediatrician today!

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Growing Young

Growing Young

In this presentation Kara Powell presents how our churches can continue to grow young, and how we can be more effective when it comes to reaching teenagers, young adults and their families with the gospel. Pastors and leaders must define reality of what is happening to young people and with our churches today. Powell spent four years studying 250 churches that aren't shrinking or aging but are growing in involving and retaining young people (ages 15-29), which brings overall vitality to the whole church.

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Shaping Culture for Mission in 2019 and Beyond

Shaping Culture for Mission in 2019 and Beyond

Recently I have been obsessed with building church culture. I'll get to the reason why in just a moment. Google the phrase "church culture" and your search will return with thousands, if not tens of thousands, of websites, articles, blog posts, and video links about the topic. There are even entire conferences dedicated to building church culture, taking place every year around the country.

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Jessica Yoong Essay - Beyond the Spotlight - Published on November 14, 2018

Jessica Yoong Essay - Beyond the Spotlight - Published on November 14, 2018

I'm so grateful for the endeavors of the North American Division [NAD] to include and laud young adult leadership. I truly believe we are headed in the right direction and our intent is genuine, even altruistic. One such example is the inclusion of student government presidents from our Adventist campuses [AIA] and collegiate officers from Adventist Christian Fellowship [ACF] as voting members of the NAD's year-end meetings [NADYEM].

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Don’t Neglect the 0/14 Window

Don’t Neglect the 0/14 Window

When I got to her home, she was already waiting for me. Her parents had approached our Senior Pastor and told him that their daughter, Rose, wanted to be baptized. As the Youth Pastor of our church, I was excited and jumped at the opportunity to help one more youth give her life to Jesus. I had made an appointment, just to follow up, offer some Bible studies, and support her in her big decision. 

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Growing Young Adventists: Generations Thriving. . . Together

Growing Young Adventists: Generations Thriving. . . Together

Growing Young Adventists [#GYA] is a learning journey for local churches and leaders helping to build faith communities that will not only survive, but thrive in the years ahead. It is an inter-generational movement nurturing relationship building and cultural transformation that embraces young people and benefits all generations in the Adventist church. 

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