The Global Church is experiencing a Discipleship Crisis as never before where as few as 10% of youth in our Christian families and churches are considered as "Resilient Disciples", while 22% are considered “Prodigals” or "Ex-Christians" (Faith for Exiles, by David Kinnaman and Mark Matlock, Baker Books 2019).
Many parents, including church leaders, are hurting to see their prodigal children walk away from the Church and from God. Many are also fearful, guilt-ridden, and intimidated in today’s often toxic culture left feeling devastated, defeated, and discouraged by this reality.
We need an awakening by God of all the generations in the Church today to see things from God’s perspective and discover how He would have us intentionally and proactively work together to more effectively nurture our children to become Resilient, Lifelong Disciples of Jesus and unconditionally love and reclaim our prodigal children.
This workshop will reveal how we can more effectively minister to families and through families to the wider community. We will explore some new biblical understandings and applications about what the Bible teaches about nurturing children in the faith, effective models of ministry in the home and the community, and strategic opportunities for family involvement in God’s ever-growing and community-transforming Kingdom. This is not a time for despair but for hope and decisive action.
Never has the Church been so well connected, resourced, and positioned to meet the challenges of equipping and empowering all the generations together to bring the Gospel of the Kingdom to every person on the planet, addressing needs in every sphere of society, and bringing a message of hope and transformation to the now and next generations.
It is my prayer that this workshop will leave you encouraged, equipped, and empowered as we lead our families and churches in what could be the greatest season of revival in history.