Are you ready to be the congregation that is Not Safe for Church and that connects with new people in new ways? Congregations that embrace radical ways of ministry become congregations that connect with new generations. To connect in meaningful ways, congregations must start engaging in new practices that push beyond their comfort zones. Not Safe for Church: Ten Commandments for Reaching New Generations shares ten ways for moving out of your comfort zone to engage new generations and see your community with new eyes.
Blank Slate guides leaders to envision, and actually design, the future church. The authors start by describing each generational group currently living in the US, helping readers understand the varied context of people in every age group. Next, they explore five innovative secular organizations, drawing sharp lessons for the church. The last section includes a seven-step process for ministry leaders to engage current and upcoming generations. This book, with questions for individual and group reflection in each chapter, is a powerful planning tool for ministry teams.
“In a time when so many of us want a blueprint for how to do ministry in a rapidly changing world, McIntosh, Smothers, and Smothers hand us a pencil and tell us to draw it ourselves. God has entrusted us to be the designers and visionaries for a new way. Blank Slate is the guide that you and your team need to design a new future together.”
–Jacob Armstrong, pastor, Providence Church, Mt. Juliet, TN
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A Few of my Favorite Resources…
- Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown
- The Ideal Team Player by Patrick M. Lencioni
- Harvard Business Review
- Talking To Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
- Resurgence: Navigating the Changing Ministry Landscape by Smothers and Lewis
- Passion Planner