Young adults: Engines of today’s Church

Young adults have gotten a bad wrap.  My generation–18 to 35 years old–goes by a variety of labels: Generation X, Generation Y, Millennials, the Entitlement Generation.  This is the generation that politicians and churches try to recruit, but often fail to reach. Yet, these generations are also reviled.  “Kids these days,” people say, “don’t take responsibility,Continue reading “Young adults: Engines of today’s Church”

New ways to measure church success and growth

There is an old adage that the best way to measure church growth is by assessing the “Three Big Bs”: butts-in-pews, budgets, and buildings.  According to Kevin Ezell of the Southern Baptist Convention North American Mission Board, this adage is antiquated and may have to change. In a board meeting last month, Ezell explained, “SuccessContinue reading “New ways to measure church success and growth”