Leading Multiple Generations
Posted on February 24, 2020 8:00 AM by Admin
Midwest Leadership Summit Breakout notes provided by Allen Suit, member, Mt. Carmel Baptist and Chairman ALT, CABA
5 KEY STEPS TO LEAD MULTIPLE GENERATIONS IN YOUR CHURCH
Dr. Gary Mathes, AMS, Clay-Platte Baptist Assoc., Kansas City, Mo.
Note: he did a good job of describing the various generations and the historical shapers of each generation (e.g., Builders, Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, Gen Z, Alpha). I have asked for his presentation with all of the details.
• Stop stereotyping and seek to understand each other. (Covey approach)
• Make mission the main thing.
o Too many churches let preferences trump mission. No church is entitled to exist. We are to be missional outposts.
o Need to be like the sons of Issachar – understand the times and know what to do.
o Like any mission effort, it is important to deal with location, language, and engagement.
• Embrace the value of change
o Understand current demographics: family structures, social pressures, tech changes.
o How do people communicate?
o Is your message relevant? If your methods aren’t relevant, helpful, it will lead to wonder about the relevance of your message.
o Must deal with institutional, spiritual, moral, and legal
• Be diligent to make Christian faith real & relevant
o Authentic, passionate for mission, don’t sugarcoat.
o Are digital natives and expect the church to be
o Desire for genuine worship vs. overly produced.
o Want to engage and make a difference.
o Hungry for real relationships.
• Make mentoring a discipleship strategy.