Act Like Men
Men’s Leadership Podcast
#28: Impacting the Faith of the NexGen – Featuring Dr. Jeff Baxter
How do we reach the NexGen? What is a handful of key principles that we can get ahold of to help with NexGen and personalizing their faith? NexGen is anyone less than a young adult. Youth have changed. Decades ago, you would go from youth to adulthood, starting career, marriage, and children of your own much younger than today.
Keys to developing an intergenerational relationship.
- Being in a relationship with the next generation. We often associate with the next generation, but do not participate/engage with them as we could. We see them, but may be intimidated or let them.
- Don’t check out when our children become teenagers.
- Don’t expect them to act consistently as an adult might, even though they may look like an adult.
- Come alongside them and extend more grace than enforce the rules. Set solid boundary lines, but give grace in the journey between those lines.
- Always have the welcome mat available when your children want to talk.
- Have 3 to 5 other Christ-following adults to help speak into their life as they may turn out parents more at that age.
Two questions to ask yourself:
- What is your calling? Might you be called to give yourself to young men that can change their trajectory?
- Even if you are not mentoring, how can you impact a young man’s life in your church, your neighborhood, or your workplace?
To reach Dr. Jeff Baxter, go to: jeffbaxter.org
To order a copy of Jeff’s book, you can find it on Amazon here: Go and Grow
About Wendell Morton
Rev. Morton graduated from Western Evangelical Seminary with a BA in Religious Education and a Master of Counseling Psychology, Rev. Morton was in full-time ministry for 17 years with both small and large churches. He spent four of those ministry years with Promise Keepers. He was the the US representative to PK Canada – serving on the PK Canada Board.
Wendell also spent 23 years in Corporate America. He built and led sales teams that worked with very small businesses and other groups that worked with Fortune 500 companies. He is gifted at helping identifying the next generation of leaders as well as helping those around him being successful.
Rev. Morton has a passion to help pastors and church leaders build growing churches. Having men come alongside the vision of the pastor, build a dynamic team, create a plan, and execute the model of “each one brings one” has been proven effective for more than 2,000 years. This approach is a great way for every local church in North America to grow while helping men better understand biblical manhood.
About Dale Eudy
As an advocate for ministry to men, Dale Eudy brings a combined background of leadership skills developed in the marketplace along with senior leadership experience in the Church.
Following military service, Dale earned his undergraduate degree and gained valuable systems and operations experience working for two prominent Fortune 50 companies. Responding to God’s leading in his life to focus on leaders in the body of Christ, he went on to complete seminary and served as a pastor for 16 years in a large church in the Denver area and as a denominational leader at the regional and national levels. With his background, Dale knows the heartbeat of the local church.
Dale’s passion is the discipleship (spiritual reproduction) of men. That passion is what drew him to partner with Men’s Ministry Catalyst. In his words, “The simple call of Jesus to follow him and to make fishers of men is the most foundational call in my life.” Using his spiritual gifts of leadership and exhortation, Dale is a great coach and cheerleader for those involved in the arenas of life.
Dale and his wife Kathy live in Highlands Ranch, Colorado and serve their home church, Cherry Hills Community Church. They have two grown children and a caring extended family.