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3 Ways You're Helping Us Reach the Next Generation
Sep 2, 2019

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SHARING BIBLICAL TRUTH ON THE MILLENNIAL MISSION FIELD

Today's generation is hearing more messages from our culture than ever before—and the voices are loud. They're hearing that a man can be a woman, that there is no objective standard of morality, and that all roads lead to God. They're being told that in order to love someone, they must agree with their lifestyle. They're living in a world of false gospels, pop theology, and motivational "feel good" preaching that is not founded on the Word of God. How do we reach a culture that elevates personal opinion over moral absolutes? And how do we equip the next generation of Christians to know the Bible, take a stand for Christ, and make disciples?

The best thing we can do is give millennials the pure, undiluted Gospel—the Good News of the one who sees them, loves them, and wants to set them free.

 

IF WE WANT TO REACH THEM, WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THEM:

 
  •  Only 18% of millennials find Christianity relevant to their lives
  • 47% of professing Christian millennials believe evangelism is wrong
  • 43% of millennials are atheist or agnostic
  • 66% of millennials are turned off by hypocrisy in the church
  • They talk about spiritual matters more often than older adults

 
In the midst of this spiritual crisis, there is good news: Today's young people are hungrier than you think. Pew-warming Christianity has left many millennials disillusioned, and many of them simply want the real thing—a radical, risk-taking faith that can turn the world upside down.

Through your partnership with Leading The Way, you are helping us reach this growing mission field of young professionals and families in three key ways:

  1. Cultivating Biblical literacy (2 Tim. 3:16-17). The feel-good preaching of our modern age has left many churchgoers without a clear understanding of the Bible. By teaching the "whole counsel of God" (Acts 20:27) and addressing hot-button issues in light of Scripture, Leading The Way is equipping young people with a Scriptural worldview through Biblically-based videos, free online resources, and targeted social media campaigns.
  2. Making disciples, not consumers (1 Cor. 11:1). Jesus' command to make disciples of all nations ends with a clarifying statement: "teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you" (Matt 28:20). This is the heart of Dr. Michael Youssef's ministry—and it's why his teaching programs are founded on the Word of God. These programs, coupled with our growing network of field teams engaging with viewers over the phone and on social media, are challenging young people to be disciples, not spectators.
  3. Going where they are (Deut. 11:19). Today, the mission field for millennials is not only in our homes, neighborhoods, and workplaces, but also on their screens. Through your partnership, Leading The Way is saturating digital platforms with Biblical Truth—from Apple TV and Roku to smart home devices, a mobile app, social media, and more.

HUNGRY FOR TRUTH

"Through thick and thin, Dr. Youssef tells the truth—and he does it out of love for the people he is preaching to. That's what is most attractive to me about the way he teaches. There are many people in my generation who are attracted to more shallow teaching, but real Christianity puts a mirror in front of you and forces you to see the things you don't want to look at." – WILL, USA

Today's millennials are searching for meaning. The best thing we can do is give them the pure, undiluted Gospel—the Good News of the one who sees them, loves them, and wants to set them free.

A CRITICAL VISION 2025 GOAL: EXPANDING OUR MINISTRY TO YOUNG PEOPLE

Through Dr. Youssef's strategic Vision 2025 ministry expansion plan, Leading The Way is doubling down to reach young people with Biblical Truth. Your partnership is helping us:

  • Create free online resources for millennials, addressing their deepest questions
  • Engage young people with the Gospel through targeted social media campaigns
  • Get Dr. Youssef's messages on smart home devices, Apple TV, our mobile app, and more
  • Share Truth on popular digital platforms, like Instagram
  • Launch our brand-new podcast!

 
Please join us in prayer and giving as we expand this vital ministry.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: NEW LEADING THE WAY PODCAST!

Photo of Dr. Michael Youssef and Jonathan Youssef

"Why do you believe what you believe?"

In his new podcast, host Jonathan Youssef with help young adults answer this important question and:

  • Challenge listeners to think critically
  • Answer tough questions about the Bible
  • Confront trending topics in light of Scripture

 
Visit LTW.org/Candid to listen, subscribe, and share the podcast with someone you know!



Listen to Candid: Conversations with Jonathan Youssef, the new podcast from Leading The Way.