Where are the next generation of church leaders? You might be surprised…

Don’t get down about the future of the church. God’s Spirit is not done yet. Loved this post from Dr. Russell Moore.

…the leaders of the next generation might not be coming from the current evangelical establishment. They are probably still pagans.

The next Jonathan Edwards might be the man driving in front of you with the Darwin Fish bumper decal. The next Charles Wesley might be a misogynist, profanity-spewing hip-hop artist right now. The next Billy Graham might be passed out drunk in a fraternity house right now. The next Charles Spurgeon might be making posters for a Gay Pride March right now. The next Mother Teresa might be managing an abortion clinic right now.

But the Spirit of God can turn all that around.

Who is it that you’re thinking will never change? Who are you shying away from talking about faith with? How about instead of seeing people as dead ends or distractions, see them as next gen leaders for God’s continued Gospel movement. Think of the possibilities…

Read the entire post here. And follow Dr. Moore on Twitter as well.

About Lane Corley

I am - Follower of Jesus Christ - Husband to the beautiful and patient Heather Corley - Father of three. - Church Planter / Church Planting Strategist with the Louisiana Baptist Convention. - When I can, I’m reading, raised bed gardening, deer hunting, and on mission with my church. - Hoping to be helpful.

Posted on January 5, 2012, in Church, Discipleship and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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