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's passion is to know Jesus and make Him known. “I’m all in with Jesus but not all put together. I need Jesus right now as much as I did when I first started following Him!” Perry says. In addition to co-hosting Perry and Shawna Mornings, Perry is a singer, songwriter, recording artist, and advocate for those who haven’t yet heard the gospel, especially those in the Muslim world. Born and raised in northern Michigan, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications and a graduate degree in Cross- cultural Communications. Perry also serves with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his bride, Teresa, call Holland, Michigan home. They have two adult children, Kali and Taylor, and Taylor’s bride, Bri.
Shawna Beyer has a way of telling stories that create personal connection— to her, to one another, and to God. She has been a homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a consulting company, and church staff member. Though she’s been involved in ministry with her husband (Dan) in Iowa, Arizona, and now Michigan, she was born and raised in Southern California and as they say, “You can take the girl out of California . . .” She is mom to four grown kids (Bryn, Drayson, Eden, and Haven) who no longer need her but humor her anyway. Shawna is passionate about the rhythms we weave into the fabric of our lives to fall more in love with God each day. Healthy foods are her go-to, but she will abandon that whole track in a heartbeat for a homemade cinnamon roll like Grandma used to make.
Perry and Shawna Mornings helps start your day with heart-to-heart conversations, compelling guests, and songs reminding you that you are Abba’s child! You have been blessed to be a blessing, and you have been loved to share Jesus’ love!