For a New Generation: A Practical Guide for Revitalizing Your Church

Paperback | August 2, 2016

byLee D. Kricher

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A New Generation Church is a church with attendees whose average age is at least as young as the average age of the community in which the church exists. Any church can become a New Generation Church that reaches and continues to reach the next generation.

The Psalmist writes:

We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord, about his power and his mighty wonders. (Psalm 78:4 NLT)No Christian would purposely hide the timeless truths of Christianity from the next generation. But often we do, not because of the substance of our church, but because of the approach of our church.

For A New Generation is not about changing your church’s statement of faith or core beliefs. It is about evaluating and changing, as needed, your church’s programs, ministries and practices in order to more effectively connect with and stay connected with the next generation.

Written for both church leaders and members, For a New Generation presents 5 practical strategies that will lay a foundation for a church to thrive for generations to come. It is based on the assumption that accepting the status quo is the greatest threat to your church’s core mission and, perhaps, to the long-term survival of your church.

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A New Generation Church is a church with attendees whose average age is at least as young as the average age of the community in which the church exists. Any church can become a New Generation Church that reaches and continues to reach the next generation.The Psalmist writes:We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell...

After 13 years of working for two of the premier leadership development firms in the world, Lee Kricher returned to the role of senior pastor of Amplify Church, the church he founded with his wife, Linda. During the ten years that followed, the church not only experienced significant growth, but the average age of the members and atten...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8 × 5.3 × 0.5 inPublished:August 2, 2016Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0310525225

ISBN - 13:9780310525226

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Table of Contents

ForewordIntroduction1 - Smart Enough to Know You're Dying2 - Missing the Whale3 - Barking Dogs4 - Silver Vega5 - The Fountain of Youth is Expensive6 - Don't Be Like JoshuaConclusionAppendix: Change Tools

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Lee Kricher is the first person I know who transitioned a struggling and aging church into one that un-churched people love to attend. He's the expert I point people to with questions about transitioning a church. Now he's sharing the principles he learned. If you want to ensure that your church is positioned to reach the next generation, For a New Generation is a great place to start. -- Andy Stanley, , Senior Pastor, North Point Ministries