Hey Gang,

I’ve got to tell you I am so excited about the Lord Jesus and what He is up to.  Several of the staff at Faith Promise have asked me what I got while I was at the conference. (First, I know they did not read my blog last week. Not smart.) I was impacted by so much, but what moved me the most was the fired up students and young adults at Hillsong Church.  It rocked me to the core.  So, what am I going to do about it? Great question!

1. I am going to be a better leader. I have watched the young adult population grow and for that I am grateful. I know I want to see young adults by the thousands committed to the church the Lord is building. This will require me to be better and filled to the max by the Holy Spirit.

2. I must change my attitude about young adults.  I thought I had, to be honest with you.  I think I let down on our young people and lowered the bar.  Not now –  I am looking for young adults to buy in and pour their passion for Jesus into His church and I want to help them develop a heart for the house.

3. I am going to open up more leadership for them.  I have watched denominations begin to die because they did not make room for the next generation.  I am going to make room.  On the stage, ushers, greeters, singers, dramas, and everywhere you look you will see them.  As a matter of fact, I have already met with our middle school Pastor, Matt Grimes, to get his help and he was fired up.

4. I am asking the Lord to move in revival and draw them in by the thousands. Most of the disciples were young adults when Jesus called them to come and follow Him.

5. I will be more pointed in my leadership. I usually want people to do what I ask because they want to.  Not anymore.  As the Senior Pastor I will be a little more forceful and make sure everyone on the staff lines up with the vision.  We all need to grow and this is my area right now.

Pray with me that we do not lose the next generation.  As leaders in the Kingdom of God it is our responsibility to bring them along and raise them up.  Look around –  there are not many young adults in most churches.  We are not going to be most churches.  It is time for some serious leadership for Jesus.

Love ya,