Reaching People Under 40 while Keeping People over 60: Being Church for All Generations

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Chalice Press, Feb 1, 2007 - Religion - 192 pages
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Many established churches are facing a number of challenges in today's increasingly secular culture. Such a shift in many communities creates a challenge of church growth and church health when it seems that satisfying the needs of one group creates barriers to reaching another group. So many are asking, "How do you keep people over sixty years of age, who often hold church culture values-while at the same time reach people under forty, who often hold postmodern values?" If a church is interested in growing, this situation becomes a major challenge. Reaching People under 40 while Keeping People over 60 looks at the church as it seeks to function in a new world. It looks at the differences in the generations and at postmodernism - not just a generational difference but a global change. Most importantly, Reaching People under 40 while Keeping People over 60 looks at what a church can do in this new age to help the church survive - and thrive! Foreword by Bill Easum. A TCP Leadership Series title.
 

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Contents

A Hotel for Saints or a Hospital for Sinners?
15
When Generations Collide
30
Is the Church a Business? 4 5
45
When Cultural Realities Impose on Church Traditions
56
Whats a WinWin for People over 60 and People under 40?
81
Whats a WinWin for Your Church?
88
Bible Study for TwentyfirstCentury Adults?
130
What Are the Options for Creating a WinWin Situation?
140
What about the 40 or 50Somethings?
155
Coaching Conversation with Randy and Eddie
168
Notes
175
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Edward H. Hammett, PCC, is a Professional Certified Coach through International Coach Federation, prolific best-selling author, conference leader, coach with The Columbia Partnership, & Church and Clergy Coach for Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina. He is also a proven church and denominational leader and coach with more than 25 years of experience. Eddie is the author of Spiritual Leadership in a Secular Age: Building Bridges Instead of Barriers, Reaching People Under 40 While Keeping People Over 60, and Making Shifts without Making Waves: A Coach Approach to Soulful Leadership.

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