“When the lifeblood of your program is recruiting, when you live and die based on your ability to introduce awe in teenagers, subtlety and understatement are not your assets.” –Austin Murphy Earlier this week, North Point Community Church’s Reggie Joiner said during the Get More Volunteers conference:

“If you want to see a church grow old fast, if you want to see a church not grow because it’s not reaching its community, if you want to see a church become irrelevant, then create a culture that doesn’t make children and teenagers a priority. But when you make children and teenagers a priority, you grow, you don’t grow old and you become relevant because you have to be relevant and stay relevant.”

Reggie reminds us there are few things as important as churches having a viable future by prioritizing and making significant investments into students.
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