Unravelling the Mysteries of Millennials

May 15, 2018 ...

In Today’s Conversation with Leith Anderson, Jolene Erlacher unravels the mysteries of Millennials with practical tips to engage them in ongoing ministry. In this podcast, you’ll hear an expert on generations share: Why it’s important to study Millennials in particular; What the unique challenges are for Millennials in ministry positions; How Millennials are different and …

What Age is the Best Age?

June 14, 2017 ...

Moses spent 80 years preparing to become one of the greatest leaders in human history — 40 years as a prince in Egypt and 40 years as a shepherd in Midian. He rose to historic leadership as an octogenarian, long after most Americans would have enrolled in Medicare. This year we celebrate the 500th anniversary …

Blessed are the Millennials for They Will Inherit the Church

June 12, 2017 ...

Proverbs 20:29 offers a starting point for what I believe can be one of the most exciting partnerships life has to offer. “Youth may be admired for vigor, but gray hair gives prestige to old age” (MSG). Hair styles aside, the point is clear: What the next generation has in passion, it often lacks in …

Building Faith

June 5, 2017 ...

As people change, families change as well. Our approach to passing faith to the next generation must consider the needs and values of today’s young family. “Real” Rather Than “Relevant” Churches must reach today’s young parents — who were generally born between 1980 and 1991 — in order to reach the next generation. These young …

Unlock Keychain Leadership

June 5, 2017 ...

Remember your first set of keys? Stephen — who goes by “Stretch” — received his first set of keys when he was 16. His town handed him a driver’s license, and his parents handed him the key to the family car. Heart pounding with excitement, he climbed behind the wheel and pulled out of his …

Raising Generations of Advocates

May 31, 2017 ...

Begun in 1956 as the NAE Federal Seminar, and now known as the Christian Student Leadership Conference (CSLC), the NAE has used its influence and connections on Capitol Hill to introduce thousands of young evangelicals to the real challenges and opportunities of public service. Representative, Senator and Ambassador As a student at Wheaton College in …

Context and Connection

May 31, 2017 ...

Like members of a family or parts of the body, Baby Boomers, Generation Xers, and Millennials each contributes something unique and valuable. Similarly, each member needs to be understood for its individual identity, while also being appreciated for what it contributes to the whole. Of course, not everyone fits exactly into the mold of their …

Challenges for Christian Colleges

April 15, 2017 ...

In Today’s Conversation podcast, Leith Anderson talks with Shirley Hoogstra about the challenges and opportunities of Christian colleges, including: Recent case studies challenging the religious freedom of Christian colleges, particularly as it relates to biblical marriage and LGBT rights; Innovative approaches providing more opportunities for Christian college students; Advice for college presidents in their unique place of ministry; …

Engaging Youth and Young Adults

January 18, 2017 ...

In this one-hour webinar, Kara Powell, director of the Fuller Youth Institute at Fuller Theological Seminary, shared her team’s research of over 250 congregations that are unlocking the potential of teenagers and emerging adults, and offered practical tips for engaging youth and youth adults in your church. The webinar recording costs $25 for non-members. If …

Is Christian College Debt Worth It?

May 19, 2016 ...

“Most evangelical leaders place a high value on Christian education, but they also believe that deciding where to go to college involves weighing several considerations, including debt,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “College often sets the direction for one’s future. The decision of where to attend and the consequences …

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