Posts tagged Church Leadership
Millennials and Distributed Leadership in the Church

A recent study by research group Universum looked at the leadership styles and workplace environments preferred by Generations X, Y, and Z. While their conclusions and recommendations were geared more toward a corporate work setting, there are many important insights for churches looking to better engage younger generations in their congregations.

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Why Choose Church?

Marilyn McEntyre has written a fabulous essay appearing in the Fall 2017 edition of Comment entitled, “Choosing Church.” You can read the article online here. Taking part in a church fellowship is a choice, one that is seldom made among Millennials and Generation Z. Why should one choose to take part in the life of a local body of followers of Christ?

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Jon Acuff, Millennials, and the Unicorn Factor

Football season is underway, and now that we’ve kicked off the action we will be sure to hear plenty of clichés from the teams that defy expectations. Athletes will declare “No one believed in us outside of this locker room,” when their team unites, excels, and succeeds beyond where they were picked in the standings. “Us against the world” will become their rallying cry.

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Lost in Translation: What these three phrases mean to millennials.

If you’re reading this article, you’re probably aware of the generational gap in so many churches. Whether you’re a baby boomer trying to work with a generation that seems challenging to understand, or a millennial trying to earn the favor of an older generation that seems set in their ways, the generational gap is a real thing. And sometimes this gap can act like a language barrier. When you say the following phrases, millennials hear something else. So without further ado:

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