As a new school year approaches, many church leaders seek church members who can serve in the church. In a Lifeway Research study of Protestant churchgoers, 66% said they did not volunteer for a charity (ministry, church, or non-ministry) in the last year. Could the gap between desire and action stem from our failure to trust younger generations to serve and lead? One Gen Z churchgoer grieved their experience of the church wanting Gen Z present but not recruiting students to serve.
January is an exciting month with new opportunities. A new calendar is full of possibilities. Many state resolutions; others make commitments or goals. Don’t you love the potential of a new year to become a new you? What if the new year and new you brought about a new church too—a church eager to bring the hope of Christ to a lost world?