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Bishop T.D. Jakes, pastor of the 30,000-member Potter’s House mega church in Dallas, TX  started a  discussion on Twitter yesterday. He wanted to know what people’s expectations were from their local assembly. “What do you need from your church?” Jakes asked. “How can they better serve those needs? Is what u get meeting your needs?”

Jakes, who just wrapped his International Pastors & Leadership Conference over the weekend, shared strategies for men and women looking to make an impact in their unique ministry vocation, and be more effective leaders.

For those who have ventured into the pastorate, knowing whether the members’ needs are being met is critical.

In fact, one group that warrants closer examination and special attention is the youth of this generation.

According to David Kinnaman of the Barna Group, a research group that tracks trends within religious society, 60 percent of young people ages 15-29 have distanced themselves from the church and are no longer actively involved. Kinnaman, also the author of You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church and Rethinking Faith, believes the church needs to modernize its approach to in order to win the youth back.

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