Not Done Yet
 

Not Done Yet

Reaching and Keeping Unchurched Emerging Adults

by Beth Seversen

Not Done Yet
paperback
  • Length: 250 pages
  • Published: July 28, 2020
  •  Forthcoming
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-4157-8
  • Item Code: 4157
  • Case Quantity: 40

Nones claim no religion. Dones have become disillusioned and left the church. Research shows many young adults are landing in one of these camps. But that's not the end of the story. Many emerging adults, ages eighteen to thirty-three, are tossing aside the none and done labels and are instead embracing a transformative Christian faith.

Based on her extensive research, scholar-practitioner Beth Seversen outlines a model for how to engage and retain millennials and Generation Z in the life of the local church. Emerging adults are likely to experience spiritual transformation in churches that welcome them into community, provide meaningful opportunities to make a difference, and invest in their development.

Whether you're a senior pastor or a youth minister, a parent or an educator, Not Done Yet will open your eyes to the generational barriers to vibrant faith while equipping you with insights to make your outreach to emerging adults more authentic and impactful.

"Not Done Yet is a gift to the church. The antithesis of formulas, gimmicks, program-heavy strategies, and other unnatural approaches, this book presents an evangelism that is based on friendship, real church, and changing culture. One senses in these pages a gifted evangelist who is sharing her secrets of bearing witness to the beauty and power of the gospel."

Al Tizon, affiliate associate professor of missional and global leadership at North Park University, executive minister of Serve Globally, Evangelical Covenant Church
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CONTENTS

Acknowledgments

Introduction
1. It's Complicated! A Long, Winding Road to Identity Formation
2. Practice 1 | Initiate: Friendship an Incubator for Faith or Connecting the Dots
3. Practice 2 | Invite: You Don't Have to Believe to Come to Church
4. Invitational Culture: "Open the Door and See All the People"
5. Leading Invitation Culture
6. Practice 3 | Include: Super Glue for Emerging Adults
7. Practice 4 | Involve: Contributing Before Committing
8. Practice 5 | Invest: The Church Is Here for You
9. What's a Pastor to Do? Leadership in Evangelism and Beyond
10. Attracting Emerging Adults: Connecting Evangelism, Discipleship, and Mission
11. A New Paradigm: Revisioning Evangelism Inside the Church Box
12. Tripping Hazards: Balancing Orthodox Distinction and Culture Engagement
13. True North: I Just Wanted to Know You Were for Real

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Beth Seversen

Beth Seversen (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is associate professor of youth and Christian ministries and director of the Center for Youth and Christian Ministries at North Park University in Chicago. Previously the director of evangelism for the Evangelical Covenant Church, she also has served at churches in the suburbs of Kansas City and Milwaukee.

BY Beth Seversen

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