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Year One: Meet Your Staff

For the past five years, I’ve made a lot of new NextGen friends. Most of my NextGen friends have been in the role for less than a year or two. I found myself in a very different situation though. I started in the NextGen role almost ten years ago. If someone had...

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Year One: Culture

So it’s your first year in the role of a NextGen Pastor. Let’s say it’s a new job at a new church. What should you do first? What should you prioritize? This is the conversation I had with Nick Blevin’s on his Family Ministry Podcast. You might...

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Year One

A few weeks ago marked the one year anniversary of moving to Gilbert, AZ. After eight years of leading NextGen in Austin, TX – I got to start over. I have to admit, I was pretty excited for round two. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve told people,...

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When do you Promote?

My Promoting NexGen post last week prompted a lot of questions and discussions about when churches promote – before the summer or after the summer? So, I thought I’d share the reasons why I promote when I do. At MISSION, we promote before the summer....

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Promoting NextGen

When I was a Children’s Pastor, there was one time of the year when the student pastor and I really worked together. Promotion Sunday. Usually, sometime in April, we’d get together for lunch and we’d talk about the rising 6th graders. We’d talk...

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What is NextGen?

The most common questions I am asked. “What is NextGen?” Isn’t it obvious? I mean, simply googling¬†NextGen should clarify what it is, right? 1st search:¬† Used when talking about video game systems that are coming out or have just come out....

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