By John Poitevent: Recently, Leadership Network VP Greg Ligon and Innovate:NOW! Director John Poitevent talked with Mingo Palacios, Pastor of Evangelism and Culture at Saddleback Church. Drawing from his experience with young adults, “micro sites” and creative worship, Mingo shared his thoughts on the future of the church and how “sanctified disruption” might be the key to unleashing the potential of a generation.
Currently on the Purpose Driven Church tour, Mingo shared some key learnings from leaders who have played a significant role in his ministry calling and success.
“Input and influence are two very different things.”
The churches that are connecting with millennials right now are taking risks and allowing them to influence the the direction of the church.
“Create a platform where they can pursue their own dreams for building the kingdom.”
Giving millennials a “trusted disruptive” environment to go after their God inspired ideas is a win, regardless of the outcome.
“Don’t be afraid to engage.”
Millennials aren’t looking for you to solve their problems, but they do want to know that you identify with the challenges they are facing.
Check out the full conversation below! Mingo will be one of our featured speakers at Innovate:NOW! – Generation Next on June 8th, 2017. Join us at our headquarters in Dallas for a day of learning from church leaders and experts on how to better reach the next gen. Through our guided innovation process, we will help you evaluate your current model, explore new ideas, collaborate with other churches and discover the best next steps for your church.
For more information visit: http://leadnet.org/innovatenow