Lecrae, Tye Tribett and 20 other bands and speakers join the festival (1-3 June, Cluj-Napoca) to communicate “God’s love and joy” to younger generations and families. The organisers spoke to Evangelical Focus.
In 1972, a thousand young people from around the world joined YWAM’s first Olympic Games Outreach in Munich, with many continuing on into longer-term missions.
This class aims to “spark a discussion on how to start missional, evangelistic, and discipleship movements in secularised cities, sent from the local church”.
The 20-year-old Christian wants to use her platform to “serve God and my neighbours”. She has a heart for church planting and reaching the Generation Z.
Andrew Bunt, author of Finding Your Best Identity, calls churches to build a gospel-centered alternative to the 'affirming' narratives on social media: “We need to offer young people a better community offline, where they can be honest and wrestle with their big questions”.
Disconnects and approaches for passing the baton. An article by Victor Lee.
A report shows that Australians have a good perception of Christians and are willing to have spiritual conversations, but also see Christianity as a bad influence in some areas.
A survey interviewed 25,000 teenagers in 26 countries. “It’s rare that teens think poorly of Jesus. The global impression of Jesus is that he is trustworthy, generous, wise, peaceful”, the authors say.
The Spanish artist’s first album (EP) narrates the return home of a prodigal son, with a direct sound and language, aimed at his generation.
A survey shows that among millennials and Generation Z, girls are more likely than boys to reject any religious approach.
As millions of young people are quitting their jobs to change their lifestyles, Christians engaged in workplace discipleship are reminding that "work done for God is an act of worship".
Among the Christian Gen Zs, there is a proactive approach to putting their faith into action, as they believe it to be closely aligned with social justice.
Understanding new generations is an essential part of a true mission mind in this rapidly changing world. An article by Steve Sang-Cheol Moon.
Recent surveys confirm that an ever-increasing number of people under 23 identify as “non-binary”. Psychiatrist Glynn Harrison and theologian Olof Edsinger outline some of the causes behind the trend.
According to a Gallup survey, 15,9% of Americans aged 19-24 identify themselves as LGBT. The poll also shows that among the general population, the figure reaches a record high (5,6%).
Anxiety and depression are “major issues” in times of lockdown, but “many Christian students have started reading the Bible one to one with non-believing friends”.
“The way young people form bonds, make meaning, and live out their values is constantly changing. This is the most diverse generation that has ever existed”, concludes a survey conducted in the US.
World Vision and the Barna Group released a study on the values of Millennials and Generation Z and their relationship with faith issues.
Martin Durham is one of the leaders organising Behold Europe, a conference for evangelists aged 18-35. “Our vision is clear – an evangelist in every local church”.
96% of young people between 14 and 24 use instant messaging as their preferred means of communication with family and friends.
The video platform created in 2005 is by far the most valued social media among young people aged 11-18, a report of Youth For Christ shows.
Joanna Schmid is 15 years old but has already published her first book: “Leah’s Mission: Betrayal in Rio”. The novel touches on a very relevant issue: the future of religious freedom.
Half of the respondents in the UK had a positive experience of Christians. The survey coincides with the launch of Faitheism, a book by Krish Kandiah.
The children born between 1999 and 2015 are the first truly “post-Christian” generation. Some of the biggest barriers to belief are the problem of evil and a perceived hypocrisy among Christians.
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