Contribution to Book
As we grow older we find ourselves asking questions about the future of our church and its relevance to the lives of our children and grandchildren, especially if they have not embraced our beliefs. The Bible gives a definite generational prophecy concerning the “last days.” Older church leaders can create opportunities to engage and involve youth and young adults in areas of leadership to their generations. But that necessitates a mentoring and then a release with support for these new leaders. By trusting God’s Word, we will allow younger generations, inspired by the Holy Spirit, to see and do ministry relevant to their understanding of Scriptures even though it may be irrelevant to us.
Generational Faith: Change and Consistency across Generations
The 180° Symposium
Wood, Tracy, "Is the Church One Generation from Extinction?" (2012). 180 Symposium Publications. 39.
Posed with permission, Center for Youth Evangelism at Andrews University