This is an exciting time to be working with young adults in Spain. They are spiritually hungry and truly looking for something more than what they’ve been offered in the past. CRM’s Ethné team in Málaga, Spain, are seeing this as an opportunity for Kingdom innovation. Ask them about it and they will say that something new is happening...
Developing Young Leaders in South Africa [Video]
Don’t you wish you worked with more adults or experienced leaders? That’s what I hear a lot when people find out that the team in Soshanguve is comprised solely of youth. To me the question evokes the assumption that youth are not capable of as much, are lesser somehow; second class to some extent. I believe in the wisdom that comes with experience and age; yet I hesitate to limit what God can do through someone just because of age. I feel a quote from Wendy Lesko sums up some of what I’ve learned from working with youth. She said…
“If you ever think you’re too small to be effective, you’ve never been in bed with a mosquito!”
I Am a Child of God: Voices From a Gospel Movement in South Africa [Video]
Established during the apartheid era, Soshanguve is a South African township on the outskirts of Pretoria. With a population of over 400,000, the city is growing quickly and faces many economic and social challenges.
Starting in 2008, two CRM teams moved into Soshanguve and began a ministry of prayer and focused outreach among the youth and young adults. Over the past year, a gospel movement has begun to spread among the youth of the city. Here are some of the voices of that movement…
Part of a Bigger Story: Developing Leaders in Málaga, Spain [Video]
Mission: to know our neighbors, to make new disciples of Jesus, and to develop and train them so they can live it out in the world. Our ultimate dream and hope is really to see a movement of God here in this neighborhood that would go throughout Málaga, throughout Spain, and even have a touch and influence in all of Europe...
Do you feel restless? Do you catch yourself imagining what could happen if there was a widespread movement of God in places of great spiritual need? Do you find yourself drawn to stories of unreached people groups, spiritually void urban areas, or “missions impossible”? Are you someone who refuses to give up on people others call a lost cause because of your deep awareness of God’s love for them?
Generational Blessing: Building Connections With the Young Adults in Our Lives
We recently moved in order to be closer to our adult kids, and soon after started asking, “How can we be relevant to them?” We knew what to do when we were raising our kids but now they had their own families, their own businesses. What did we have to offer them?
If you are asking questions like these, I want to encourage you that you have a lot to give young adults. Even if you don’t have kids, there are hundreds of young adults that need somebody like you in their lives to pour into them, young adults who need spiritual moms and dads. They need what we can give.
Starting Gospel Movements in Europe: Introducing the OxfordHUB
What does this tell us about God?
How will your life be different this week because of what you’ve heard?
More than 50 junior high students were gathered in groups to discover what the Bible had to say about their lives. A dozen of them were brand new followers of Jesus who had discovered Jesus for the first time through this Bible Club.
The setting? Recess at a junior high school in Oxford, England.
Willing to Risk: Hearing God for the Sake of Others
“For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory.” 1 Thessalonians 2:11-12
Bill and I have had the privilege of walking with hundreds of young adults through the years. It’s what we were made for, what we find joy in. We have been equipping young adults for over 30 years, and what we love about it most is to watch God transform them into Kingdom men and women, willing to take risks and obey what Jesus tells them to do.
More Important Than You Know: A Thank You Letter to Those Who Invest in the Younger Generation
It’s a new year—and the older I get, the more I realize I don’t know.
I acknowledge that I am only 23, and that that statement will become even more true as I get older, but I am already being constantly reminded of it. This sentiment is echoed by many my age. We are having to learn what being an adult means—all the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of it—and there’s a lot to learn.
But I’m not here to complain about having to learn to navigate life. I’m here to say thank you to those of you who are pouring into the lives of young adults.