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YEAR ONE: CHART THE FUTURE

Chart the future. Write out the org chart you want when someone makes a staffing change. Hire towards your new model. When I interviewed for my current position at MISSION, there was only one caution the church had about me after initial interviews. Someone was...

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YEAR ONE: DIVE INTO ANOTHER ROLE

Being a really great NextGen Pastor means that you're pretty good at a lot of things. This speaks to the need for NextGen Pastors to be generalists rather than specialists. You might have been an amazing Student Pastor back in the day, but now it's important to be...

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YEAR ONE: LEARN YOUR ROLE

I only know two NextGen Pastors who are in their second NextGen gig. That means that MOST NextGen Pastors are in a new role. The role is usually new to them and new to their church. Since most NextGen Pastors are fairly new to their role, that means there are a lot of...

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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 asked...

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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 talk to 10 different...

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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, "I wish I knew...

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