Millennials and Generation Z have become increasingly unchurched. The structure of the family has faltered. Social media has created what has been called the “loneliest” generation. And, the deterioration of morality and decency have caused great harm. It seems as though we cannot guarantee our children's basic safety anymore. Can a kid be a kid anymore, or must they immediately become short adults? Because of this social and spiritual destabilization, mental illness, depression, and suicide are on a steep rise.
The World Needs More Cowboys. Wyoming has its challenges too. We have moral and political headwinds that are quickly growing beyond reason. But, the plight of churches in Wyoming is most dire. If we don’t figure out how to grow and support Faith leaders right here, the light of the gospel will continue to erode until it is no more. We send our young leaders off to seminary or bible schools and they don’t return. Denominational structures come and drain resources needed here while not investing in the future of faith here. But…
A Joshua Generation. There is a generation being born again. In the Bible, we learn of a generation that walked out of Egypt as children and into Canaan as warriors. We learn of another generation that walked into Babylon as children and into Israel as builders. There was still another generation that walked around with Jesus as older teens or young adults and traveled the known world with the best news ever. The Greatest Generations of History were not born into greatness, they were forged. Our own Greatest Generation was forged in childhood by the fires of poverty and flames of war.
God is raising up a generation of Faith. They will believe what Jesus said and do what He commanded. They will turn this world on its head.