There’s a generation in crisis
Late yesterday afternoon I heard the tragic news about the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. It broke my heart to hear that seventeen teenagers and adults were heartlessly slaughtered in this horrific attack.
Barna just released it's new research project on Generation Z (the current and coming generation of teenagers) and the spiritual prognosis is grim. This generation of teenagers is twice as likely to be atheists than adults are. The Barna study calls them the first "post Christian generation" in U.S. history.
On October 13th, 2018 we are anticipating 100+ churches from across the nation (we already have 86!) to be satellite sites for Dare 2 Share LIVE! We fully anticipate 20,000+ teenagers being inspired, equipped and unleashed in a single day to share the Gospel to hundreds of thousands of their friends through social media and face-to-face conversations.
Jonathan McKee is an expert on all things teen. He loves Jesus and youth leaders and is super passionate about teenagers making the right choices (and helping us help them to do just that!) . He's also a good friend (and a fellow Denver Broncos fan...we'll be back next year by the way!) You are gonna love what you're about to read from him and I'm sure you'll find it helpful in your work with teenagers. Enjoy!
There is a lot of confusion in this culture today over gender and sexual identity issues. There is a lot of head scratching in the church, as well. But God’s Word brings clarity where the world and religion often brings a fog.
The latest Barna report is out and, ouch, Generation Z is the first truly post Christian generation in American history. According to the research teenagers today are TWICE as likely to identify as atheist or LGBTQ.
Since 2012 we have had the privilege of equipping thousands of teenagers to effectively share their faith during our full-week summer events called Lead THE Cause!
It's been a wild ride! The impact of a full week immersion into prayer, evangelism and disciple multiplication is hard to describe.
Out of all the things we do at Dare 2 Share I'm convinced that Lead THE Cause is the most effective when it comes to "The DNA Transfer" of the message and mission of Jesus into the hearts, souls and minds of these teenagers.
Have you ever watched a hamster running furiously around the inside of a hamster wheel and wondered, "What is that little guy thinking?" You watch it run and run and run, sometimes with bursts of energy, where you wonder if the hamster actually thinks it is making some kind of progress.
There are a growing number of voices in the Christian community that are marginalizing, even mocking, "the propositional Gospel." Over the last several years I have had more and more conversations about this from philosophizing seminary students to grinding youth leaders to well-seasoned Bible professors to disillusioned pastors.