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[18 Sep 2009 | No Comment | 1,061 views]

Barna Group, a research group from California that studies trends in the church, recently published the following statistics about youth in America’s churches:

Current trends show that on 4% of young people will be evangelical believers by the time they are in their 30’s compared to 34% of adults today who are.
3 out of 4 kids will leave the church when they turn 18 and never return
86 % of kids watch supernatural-themed movies or television shows on a regular basis
73% have engaged in at least one type of psychic or witchcraft-related …

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[14 Jul 2009 | No Comment | 431 views]

The critical responsibility for the generation you’re in is to help provide the shoulders, the direction, and the support for those generations who come behind.

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[25 Jun 2009 | No Comment | 388 views]

“Their ‘revelation’ today is building a prison that their children will inhabit tomorrow.”

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[16 Nov 2008 | No Comment | 362 views]
Repairing the Breach

With every rising and setting of the sun, time races forward to embrace a profound Hope. Men and women engage in the Great Commission, endeavoring to hasten the Kingdom of God, to reach the Lost before it’s too late. In the midst of the chase, an often overlooked friend of revival becomes a casualty. That friend is the mutual faith in, and respect between, Christian generations.
Our younger generation can be characterized as low in years, lean in achievements, but high in confidence, potential and passion. Although it is often not …

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[6 Nov 2008 | No Comment | 249 views]

Written by William E. Easum, Ministry in a Changing World
Busters [born 1965-1983] (and the 1984+ Millennials) are the foundation generation for a new world being born. What they become will shape the emerging world for decades to come, if not centuries. . . .
Three paradigms separate the Busters from any previous generation.
First, they are by nature more Hebraic than Gentile, and more eastern than western. They reject the dualism of western culture that allows people of faith to rape the environment, cheat on a spouse, or preach against smoking only …