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Reaching People under 30 while Keeping People over 60: Creating Community across Generations (The Columbia Partnership Leadership Series)


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Seasoned church consultant Edward H. Hammett shares his latest insights and suggestions for churches seeking to serve all generations. This is an updated version of Hammett's 2007 book Reaching People Under 40 while Keeping People Over 60 that expands the reach another decade and emphasizes diversity with insight from new contributors Paul L. Anderson and Cornell Thomas.

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  • Explores topics that are profoundly relevant to the current crises
  • Addresses the issues of multicultural and multiracial changes from the past decade
  • Augments each of its sections with the best coaching, grounded in concrete, practical church examples

Understanding the Church's Multidimensional Challenges

  • Pastors Burn Out, and Churches Die
  • Church: A Hotel for Saints or a Hospital for Sinners?

Discovering Points of Tension

  • When Generations Collide
  • When Mission Challenges Personal Preferences
  • When Cultural Realities Impose on Church Traditions

Finding the Win-Win for the Church

  • Tips for Creating Community with People over Sixty and People under Thirty
  • A Win-Win for Your Church?
  • Bible Study for Twenty-first-Century Adults?
  • Win-Win Options for Your Multicultural Ministry
  • Win-Win for Your Forty-or-Fifty-Somethings?
  • Celebrating Church for a Diverse World
  • Conclusion: Coaching Conversation with Paul Anderson
Reaching People under 30 while Keeping People over 60 has become a contemporary classic. Eddie Hammett has helped countless churches and their leaders, clergy and lay, rethink their approach to ministry and outreach. This new Reaching People under 30 while Keeping People over 60 edition retains the meat of the original, but provides new material for the rapidly changing times in which we live and minister. The added voices of Cornell Thomas and Paul Anderson provide a much-needed perspective. Churches must shift from monocultural to multicultural in order to thrive in the future and engage people of every generation.

—Larry Hovis, Executive Coordinator, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina

Major shifts are being experienced in church life today and with them come the usual tensions between the old and young. Through this book, Eddie Hammett guides a church and its leadership through this foreign territory of change and transition, and he does it with a pastor's heart and the expertise of a congregational coach. Every church will face this challenge sooner or later. Eddie's book offers you the opportunity to have a 'Coach in Residence'.

—Scott Wagoner, Deep River Friends Meeting, High Point, North Carolina

Once again, Eddie Hammett has written a book that is relevant to the everyday issues facing the church. This book should be required reading for every church leader and pastor.

—Kent Rogers, First United Methodist Church, Wichita, Kansas

  • Title: Reaching People under 30 While Keeping People over 60: Creating Community across Generations
  • Authors: Edward H. Hammett, Paul L. Anderson, Cornell Thomas
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Publisher: TCP
  • Print Publication Date: 2015
  • Logos Release Date: 2021
  • Pages: 204
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Reader Edition
  • Subjects: Communities › Religious aspects--Christianity; Intergenerational relations › Religious aspects--Christianity
  • ISBNs: 9780827233041, 9780827233058, 9780827233065
  • Resource ID: LLS:RCHNGPPL30PPL60
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2021-09-07T20:06:53Z

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