Only 4% of Gen Z-ers (ages 6 to 24) have a Christian worldview. Gen Z is the first post-Christian generation in America. We could be tempted hang our heads in despair or we can see it as an opportunity for God to do a new thing! Scott Phillips of Passages sees the opportunity. Passages sends college students to Israel to deepen the faith of Gen Z-ers. It’s all about discipling the emerging generation into Jesus-rooted leadership in every sphere of culture.
Scott shares how a student surrendered to Jesus in an ancient chapel in Jerusalem on a Passages trip. He talks about encountering God on a starry night on the Sea of Galilee. Scott shares how his own wrestling with doubt deepened his faith. He tells about a place in Jerusalem where you can stand and visually connect the epic moments of the biblical story. Finally, we wrap up with a deep dive into capturing the hearts of Gen Z-ers with the gospel.
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.