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Why Do Young Millennials Leave the Church and What Makes Them Stick?

By: in: Millennials, Uncategorized on: December 13, 2016

Watch the video from our webinar with Kara Powell, Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute and co-author of Sticky Faith and Growing Young. Kara…

A Church Without Millennials Is a Church Without a Future

By: in: Millennials on: October 28, 2016

Did you know that Millennials—the generation born between 1980 and 2000—comprise 20 percent of the U.S. population? Did you know that a paltry 10…

Know Jesus…No Craft Beer / No Jesus…Know Craft Beer

By: in: Millennials on: September 11, 2016

Know Jesus—No evolution / No Jesus—Know evolution Know Jesus—No progressive political views / No Jesus—Know progressive political views Know Jesus—No gay friends / No Jesus—Know gay friends…

Millennials: The “Keystone Species” to Your Church’s Future

By: in: Millennials on: August 24, 2016

Here’s how Wikipedia defines a “keystone species”: “A keystone species is a species that has a disproportionately large effect on its environment relative to…

6 Surprising Discoveries That Will Change Your Mind on How You Think About Millennials (and Why That’s Important to the Future of Your Church)

By: in: Millennials, Uncategorized on: May 17, 2016

Why is everyone obsessed with Millennials (Those born between 1980 and 2000)? From marketers to researchers to pastors, most everyone is engaged in the…

Evangelism and Externally Focused Ministry: How People Are Coming to Faith as Churches Do Good in the Community

Brought to you by Compassion International by Eric Swanson We’ve all heard the news; the number of people who are attending churches in the…

WEDx–An Idea Whose Time Has Come

By: in: Cities, City Impact, Marriage Ministry, Missional on: February 13, 2016

This week I had lunch with a friend of mine, Erik Hanson, lead pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Boulder Colorado. Over lunch he…

What makes for a happy and healthy life?

By: in: Marriage Ministry on: January 1, 2016

For over 75 years (yes you read that right) Harvard University has been tracking and studying the lives of 724 men from two different…

City Transformation as a Platform (Part II)

Platforms are breaking the traditional rules of how value is created and how customers are being served. Platforms are the most disruptive business model…