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By Nelson Serrano
Soy un joven-adulto colombiano de 31 años y diácono en transición, llamado a vivir y servir en la diversidad.
By Nelson Serrano
In A Young Person in a Young Church, Nelson Serrano narrates his experience of the Episcopal Church as a millennial in Colombia, telling us how a church that values the young becomes youthful and vibrant in its ideas and actions. This article is available in English and Spanish.
By Nicole Foster, Colin Chapman, Hershey Mallette Stephens
Why is it important to place millennials in positions of leadership and decision-making in our church? In Millennials in Leadership, Nicole Foster, Colin Chapman and Hershey Mallette Stephens share the challenges of their generation and why we need more voices like theirs to strengthen and invigorate our church and future.
By Alissa Anderson
People often have strong opinions about what they believe millennials care (or not) about. In Millennial Mythbusters: Church Edition, Alissa Anderson dispels some common myths and shares truths about millennials and their life in church.
By Jason Merritt
Reaching millennials, bringing them into church life and retaining them is something many congregations have struggled with. In Engaging Millennials, Jason Merritt shares ideas on how to listen, learn and be present to build trust and have fruitful relationships with this frequently stereotyped group.
By Adriane Bilous
How can we create an authentic faith experience for millennials? In Authenticity and Community, Adriane Bilous explores the qualities this generation is drawn to: vulnerability, acceptance of imperfections and creating community.
By Charis Bhagianathan
As a group, millennials may be one of the most stereotyped and misunderstood generations. As a millennial myself, I know this to be painfully true. There is a strange dichotomy in the perception of millennials in church life – people have unwavering opinions about millennials, what they respond to and what will bring them to church, while simultaneously mourning the disappearance of young people from church life.
By Phyllis Jones
How can we be better disciples with regard to how we use our gifts? How can your mission be at the heart of your budget? In Mission-based Budgeting: A Loving, Liberating, Life-Giving Practice (Part 2), Phyllis Jones shares her experience in the Diocese of New Jersey and details a step-by-step process to create a mission-based budget.
By Jay Sidebotham
Building up leaders who can get people moving and create a culture of discipleship in their communities requires intentional work. In Leading for Discipleship, Jay Sidebotham explains how important it is for leaders to be committed to discipleship to be able to propel their congregations forward on this important journey.
By Melissa Rau
Many vestries and leadership teams have their mission, core values and strategic planning process in place. But what’s next? In Setting Goals – Moving your Mission Forward, Melissa Rau lists seven concrete steps to turn your mission into action and achieve all your team goals.