Generational Differences 2

Rick Mattson Church 9 Comments

If you’re in middle age (like myself) or older, and you start hanging around young Christians, you’ll probably notice that they see the world a little differently. The chart below compares a few basic beliefs of older and younger Christians. This is part two in my comparision of generations.  I’m defining “older” as 45 and up, “younger” as 35 and …

Generational Differences 1

Rick Mattson Church, Uncategorized 0 Comments

For the next few weeks I’d like to highlight the differences between younger and older generations, in several different categories. This should help you understand your younger (or older) counterparts at your church — or in your home. Roughly speaking, I’m talking about the differences between church people who are 35 and under, and 45 and older. That middle ground …

Outreach Strategy Extraordinaire

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A sophisticated outreach program in a church or parachurch ministry might look something like this: Level 1: Social events. Invite everyone! Level 2: Content events. The Christian worldview is presented in a thoughtful way. Venues could be talks, discussions, debates, panels, workshops. Audience is seekers.Level 3: Harvest events. An explicit call to faith is made. Aimed at friends and acquaintances …