Not Safe for Church

Ten Commandments for Reaching New Generations

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Published January 2015

Reaching a new generation requires a new conversation.

Congregations say they want to reach new and younger people, many of whom are simply turned off by church. The big idea is that congregations must be willing to embrace radical ways to connect with new generations. Re-thinking old assumptions is a starting place but more is needed. To really connect congregations have to move beyond and start doing new things that are out of their comfort zones.

These authors give ten ways to help you move from just saying what you intend to actually doing it.  This book provides tools to help churches re-frame the Good News in non-traditional ways and study questions for church leadership teams.

About the Authors

F. Douglas Powe, Jr.

F. Douglas Powe, Jr. is an ordained elder in the Baltimore/Washington Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. He is the Director of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership and professor of evangelism and of urban ministry at Wesley Theological Seminary. Powe is committed to helping urban congregations and congregations in transitional areas to flourish through community partnering. His research interest are church revitalization, urban theology and Methodist theology.  He holds an MDiv from Candler School of Theology and a PhD in systematic theology from Emory University.

Jasmine Smothers

Jasmine Smothers currently serves as the Lead Pastor of the historic Atlanta First United Methodist Church. Previously, she served as Associate Director for Congregational Vitality through the Office of Connectional Ministries in the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church.