The Next Christians


Gabe Lyons says that Christianity has an image problem.  Why do we care? Because what people think about Christianity affects how we interact with others.  How can we move to more accurately represent Jesus? Gabe challenges us to live our faith with true concern and compassion for others. On Wednesday, January 11, Gabe Lyons will be the guest speaker for the Calvin College January Series.  Many remote locations are available for viewing this presentation at 12:30 EST.

About a year ago, the Director of Youth Ministries at my church brought Unchristian, a book Lyons coauthored,  to one of our lunches. He convinced me that this was an important read for understanding future communication and ministry in the church. You can check out an essay with some of the challenges from Gabe Lyons on the site of Q, an organization he founded for further thinking and collaboration.

Gabe Lyons will speak on the topic: The Next Christians: How a New Generation is Restoring the Faith based on his recent new book.

Our lives show other people what God is like. Are we connecting and serving people at their level of need? As a church are we communicating a life of faith with true concern and compassion for others, not just those in our circle of faith? May we continue to learn to respond to people in the way Jesus did.  Does your church communication reflect this balance of grace and truth?

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