A common refrain Philadelphia Gospel Movement is hearing is the struggle between older and younger generations in trying to understand each other and work together. The struggle shows up in the church with pastors trying to reach young adults, with parents trying to raise their sons and daughters, and employers’ efforts to recruit and retain talent. The view from millennials is that they often feel regarded as unreliable, unmotivated, or disconnected with church and business. Thus, it is vital for leaders in both age groups to be committed to understanding and empowering younger generations of leaders.
PGM and Liberti Church are pleased to convene a free seminar on this pressing topic. The discussion leader is Grant Skeldon, a millennial himself who has become one of the country’s leaders in working with churches and businesses to address this dynamic. Grant Skeldon is based in Dallas where he directs Initiative Network, a trusted consulting group working practically on these generational issues.
The seminar will be at Liberti Church building from 9 to 11 AM on Saturday, September 22. The address is 1634 Sansom St. in Philadelphia (17th and Sansom Sts.). We believe that leaders and upcoming leaders from all generations and sectors will reap benefits from this free event.
A millennial himself and the founder of Initiative Network – an organization committed to training the next generation to be Christ-loving, city-changing, church-investing, disciple-making, local missionaries – Grant Skeldon is releasing his debut book about Millennials called The Passion Generation on sale Nov. 6 from Zondervan.
As the largest living generation, millennials are one of the most studied yet misunderstood groups of our day. There’s been so much research but so little results. Skeldon dives into the important conversation of why that generation is leaving the church and shares the critical component missing: discipleship. “We don’t have a millennial problem. We have a discipleship problem.” says Skeldon. Sharing his personal journey of being discipled, Skeldon boldly encourages Christians to move beyond mentoring through just “coffee and conversation” and towards practical inclusion of young leaders in their everyday-life.
He moves beyond predictable statistics on what makes millennials different and towards practical solutions on what we should do about it. With wit, compassion and startling insights, Skeldon offers proven methods that will spark trust, unity, and mutually beneficial relationships between generations.