The Next Christians: Following Jesus in a Post-Christian Culture (Paperback)
In his six-session small group Bible study, The Next Christians, Gabe Lyons cites modern day examples and looks ahead over the next century to how Christians can adapt to a new way of living their faith.
In the wake of the stunning findings that Unchristian, Gabe Lyon's and David Kinneman's book, shared with the world about younger generations disenchantment with Christianity, Gabe Lyons became an active participant in many key discussions about the future of Christianity in the U.S. and the world.
The Next Christians study takes into account recent efforts at Christian renewal, addressing the significant challenges that could undermine the viability of Christianity if the faithful do not employ a completely new outlook. In it, your small group will discuss the ideas presented in the book, The Next Christians.
Lyons looks ahead at how Christianity can and must adapt over the next 100 years, as he optimistically paints a picture of how it's best days might lay ahead as a new generation rediscovers their faith in this unprecedented new era in the West.
This Participant Guide features discussion questions, background information on each character, space to write down thoughts, a helpful Leader's Guide, and much more (95 pages). It is designed for use with The Next Christians DVD (sold separately) features interviews with notable thinkers and leader such as Tim Keller, Andy Crouch, Scot McKnight, Phyllis Tickle and Jon Tyson.
1. The End of Christian America
2. Restoration Thinking
3. Provoked to Engage
4. Creators Who Are Called
5. Grounded and In Community
6. Counterculture for the Common Good.
About the Author
Gabe Lyons is the coauthor of the bestselling "unChristian", author of "The Next Christians", and the founder of Q, a learning community that mobilizes Christians to think well and advance good in society. Prior to launching Q, Gabe cofounded Catalyst, a national gathering of young leaders. His work represents the perspectives of a new generation of Christians and has been featured by CNN, the "New York Times", Fox News, and "USA Today". Gabe, his wife, Rebekah, and their three children reside in Nashville, Tennessee.
Norton Herbst is a pastor at New Denver Church and also serves as Q s senior editor. Prior to this, Norton worked at North Point Community Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and helped write the Starting Point curriculum and study notes for the Starting Point Bible. Norton, Janis, and their three children reside in Denver, Colorado.