Neal Karston of Big.Life, a ministry that’s all about raising up disciples who make disciples joins the team. The bad news is that the American Church is in decline. But the good news is that there is a way forward to see viral movements of the gospel in America, in our generation! First, we talk about why there is this decline. Then, Neal shares how Jesus saved him from try harder Christianity. Next, the way we do church is not really working, it’s why Neal resigned from being a traditional pastor.
Then two thirds of 18–29-year-olds who grew up in the church have left. Why? And how can we reach them? Next, what happened to the church during Covid: We weren’t fully prepared. Then, the way forward, viral movements of the gospel. Finally, what true discipleship looks like and how it’s the hope for the American church. Get trained to be a disciple who makes disciples. Your first step: Big.Life.
Perry LaHaie is a radio host, singer, and songwriter with a passion to see the Great Commission completed in our generation. He was born and raised in northern Michigan, earned a degree in communications, and later a graduate degree in cross-cultural communications. Music and ministry have taken him all over the world. He served at Family Life Radio before serving with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his wife, Teresa, have two children, Kali and Taylor.
Shawna Beyer has been a business owner, homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a management consulting company, and church staff member. Born and raised in Southern California, she has been married for 25 years and is the mom of four. Shawna loves to help others discover a personal relationship with God that shapes how they think, feel, and live for Jesus daily. She loves being surrounded by her family and a good cup of coffee.