Most Have Not Made Funeral Plans, But Think They Should

September 4, 2019 ...

“Planning for funerals shouldn’t be limited to the elderly and to a distant date. Some die young. Death comes by surprise. Advance planning can be a gift and blessing to those who are shocked and grieving,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “I have 100 percent chance of dying,” said …

Caring for the Dying

August 15, 2018 ...

Little Hospice is Minnesota’s longest serving residential hospice, and has served about 4,000 people at the end of their lives. In this podcast, you’ll hear Bob Solheim, director of Little Hospice, and Leith Anderson, NAE president, discuss: What emotions and issues people commonly need to deal with at the end of their lives; What Christians …

Unravelling the Mysteries of Millennials

May 15, 2018 ...

In Today’s Conversation with Leith Anderson, Jolene Erlacher unravels the mysteries of Millennials with practical tips to engage them in ongoing ministry. In this podcast, you’ll hear an expert on generations share: Why it’s important to study Millennials in particular; What the unique challenges are for Millennials in ministry positions; How Millennials are different and …

What Age is the Best Age?

June 14, 2017 ...

Moses spent 80 years preparing to become one of the greatest leaders in human history — 40 years as a prince in Egypt and 40 years as a shepherd in Midian. He rose to historic leadership as an octogenarian, long after most Americans would have enrolled in Medicare. This year we celebrate the 500th anniversary …

Blessed Are the Millennials for They Will Inherit the Church

June 12, 2017 ...

Proverbs 20:29 offers a starting point for what I believe can be one of the most exciting partnerships life has to offer. “Youth may be admired for vigor, but gray hair gives prestige to old age” (MSG). Hair styles aside, the point is clear: What the next generation has in passion, it often lacks in …

On Baby Boomers & Beyond

June 12, 2017 ...

At the age of 23, Amy became the full-time active adult minister at Central Christian Church in Las Vegas, Nevada, where for five years she led a ministry of over 300 adults 50 and older. Amy has a bachelor’s degree in Bible and family ministry from Manhattan Christian College, a master’s degree in gerontology from …

Building Faith

June 5, 2017 ...

As people change, families change as well. Our approach to passing faith to the next generation must consider the needs and values of today’s young family. “Real” Rather Than “Relevant” Churches must reach today’s young parents — who were generally born between 1980 and 1991 — in order to reach the next generation. These young …

Unlock Keychain Leadership

June 5, 2017 ...

Remember your first set of keys? Stephen — who goes by “Stretch” — received his first set of keys when he was 16. His town handed him a driver’s license, and his parents handed him the key to the family car. Heart pounding with excitement, he climbed behind the wheel and pulled out of his …

Raising Generations of Advocates

May 31, 2017 ...

Begun in 1956 as the NAE Federal Seminar, and now known as the Christian Student Leadership Conference (CSLC), the NAE has used its influence and connections on Capitol Hill to introduce thousands of young evangelicals to the real challenges and opportunities of public service. Representative, Senator and Ambassador As a student at Wheaton College in …

Context and Connection

May 31, 2017 ...

Like members of a family or parts of the body, Baby Boomers, Generation Xers, and Millennials each contributes something unique and valuable. Similarly, each member needs to be understood for its individual identity, while also being appreciated for what it contributes to the whole. Of course, not everyone fits exactly into the mold of their …