Organic Mentoring Event with Dr. Sue Edwards

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By Rene Allen On November 5, 2016, by design ministries sponsored an ‘Organic Mentoring’ event at Immanuel Church in Chelmsford, MA. The event was based on the book of the same title written by Dr. Sue Edwards and Barbara Neumann. … Continued

WeConnect Update September 2016

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Who is leaving the church? How does that differ from leaving the faith? What is their background? What are some of the factors that contribute to their choice to jettison the faith in which they were raised? These are some … Continued

WeConnect Update July 2016

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During the course of the interviews I have discovered that when Millennials hear the phrase “American Evangelical Church” the resulting connotations are nearly always negative. Even those who are in the faith want to distance themselves from how Evangelicals are … Continued

WeConnect Update June 2016

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When I began these interviews, I went in with an assumption. I assumed that most 20 and 30-somethings would be drawn by a more contemporary church experience. I assumed that new music, dynamic teaching, and non-traditional methods would most easily … Continued

WeConnect Update May 2016

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God pursues in his own timing. During these updates, you’ve heard me use phrases like “left the faith” or “left the church.” Perhaps a better phrase would be something like, “she has not yet reconnected with God and the church.” … Continued

WeConnect Update April 2016

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Nearly every young woman that I have interviewed had a Season of Decision. Every one of the interviewees was raised in the faith. While they were growing up, most of them accepted their parents’ faith by default. Many of these … Continued

WeConnect Update March 2016

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During the interview process I am discovering that for many of the young women who left the faith, their experience growing up in the church never focused on a relationship with God. Despite the fact that many of the churches … Continued

WeConnect Update February 2016

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As the interview data is accumulating, a few interesting trends are starting to emerge. I’ll be sharing some of these with you in each update during the coming months.  Today I’d like to share about the importance of critical thinking … Continued

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