Project: Generation Distinct
Leader: Hannah Gronowski Barnett
Generation Distinct equips next generation leaders (18-28) to discover the wrong they were born to make right, leading them to experience who Jesus really is.
- Church Planter Recruiting and Equipping
- Disciple Making and Church Engagement
- Methods and Models for Mobilizing Everyday Missionaries
- Other – Innovative, unique projects that may not fit in an identified category but still fulfill our mission of church multiplication
Big Idea and Overview
Generation Distinct equips next generation leaders (18-28) to discover the wrong they were born to make right, leading them to experience who Jesus really is. We offer a fresh, relevant and edgy way for a generation skeptical of the Church to encounter Jesus. Young leaders enroll in a Cohort for our online 6-month World Change Strategy Program to create their own custom world change strategy. At the end of this 6 month experience, they will be enrolled in our Online Community and invited to our yearly gatherings.
2016: Created vision and started launching trial products. Built our Volunteer Staff with two people
2017: Became a certified 501c-3 Nonprofit & Started Building the 6 month World Change Strategy Program with the collaboration of over 40 Leaders from around the Globe who are experts in their fields
2018 – 2020: Built the 6 Month World Change Strategy Program, Raised Funds, Grew our Volunteer Staff to 10 people, Launched the Generation Distinct Podcast, spread the vision and had Beta Testers go through the 6 Month World Change Strategy Program
2020: Officially released the 6 Month World Change Strategy Program to the Public and Successfully launched our first two Cohorts
Released the book “Generation Distinct: Discover The Wrong You Were Born To Make Right” by Hannah Gronowski through NavPress Publishers to spread the vision and story of Generation Distinct.
2021: Bought on first part-time Employee, launched three more Cohorts, and started developing our Church Partnership Model to be utilized by our first Church Partner in September
Customer / Mission Field Context
- 18-30 year olds
- Passionate about injustice
- Skeptical of the Church
- Familiar with Christianity
- Longing for purpose
- Unsure of their purpose
- Lack of strategy to go after their Calling
- Wants to fight for justice, but has no idea where to start
- Has been hurt by the Church
- Is searching for a community that also cares about injustice & wants to take action
We currently are targeting young leaders in America & Canada. We especially feel called to target young leaders in Northern City centers: Chicago, New York, Portland, Seattle, Detroit, Boston, Vancouver, Toronto, etc.
Goals and Desired Outcomes
We are currently in the midst of an Initiative called 2023 in 2023.
Here are our goals:
See 2,023 young leaders go through our program by the end of the year 2023
Partner with 50 Churches & Universities by the end of the year 2023
See 200 World Change Strategies fully executed by the end of the year 2023
29 individuals enrolled in our Cohorts
2 Church partnerships
Grown volunteer staff to 12 people
Brought on first part time paid staff
Exponential's Future Church Podcast
Outreach Magazine Article