- Leaders and church builders looking to understand and lead with Gen Z
- Anyone actively involved in their local church desiring to grow as a community leader
- People desiring a fresh understanding of what a modern renewal and awakening of the church will look like
About the Book
Emerging adults feel the ache of loneliness and long to belong. They are also exiting the American church at such a dramatic clip that the fundamental spiritual fabric of our country will be eroded over the next thirty years. Christian leaders who create family-like communities of belonging will reverse these trends, reach and form young adults, and will help pioneer the next great awakening.
To imagine renewal, you have to take a closer look at the emerging adult life-stage. In this book you will learn more about the fires of life that every Millennial and GenZ experiences in their twenties, and how you can use these fires to forge emerging adults together into discipleship communities. Any church leader can use the forged-family principles to develop the raw, unmasked, vulnerable, and intimate Jesus communities for which young adults long to be a part.
This is a moment, unlike any we have experienced in our lifetimes past, to be bold, think fresh, and to imagine what an in-breaking dawn of awakening would look like for these generations and the church. Now is the time to pursue church-as-family.
About the Author
Austin is husband to Maddie and father to their daughter, Haven. Austin and Maddie share a vision for awakening in emerging generations that has birthed Arise Church, a unified but decentralized house church network in Lexington, Kentucky. This same vision has also helped to form the Awakening Project—a national network of college students and campus pastors who are linked together to pursue a fresh move of God across campuses.
Austin is a third generation pastor who holds a MDiv from Asbury Theological Seminary and has pioneered discipleship efforts for hundreds within the Millennial and GenZ generations. When not with friends or family, you will likely find him reading, writing, gardening, and baking.