“This is an introductory part of the call process,” Ashley explained.

“There’s no guarantee of interviews, but we know that this way of getting call-seekers and prospective employers together works.

As a result, much of the second generation—some who had already entered their 30s—had an overgrown youth mindset and displayed little ownership of the church.

In its current course, there would be no way for the second generation to win their generation for Christ.

As a former collegiate distance runner, I understand what it takes to win a race. It takes hard work during practice and in the weight room.

It also means putting away poor eating and sleeping habits.

Monmouth Singles, a singles activities group, based out of Eatontown NJ hosts weekly and monthly events for mature singles.

The organization is run completely by volunteers who have a strong desire to bring together Monmouth County singles, in the hopes people can find love or simply a new friend.

Rather, Pastor Danny became convinced that the future of the second generation Korean-American and Asian-American church belonged to independent second generation churches rather than under first generation churches.

Due to the hierarchical Asian culture, the first generation church leaders were, at times, slow and resistant in enabling the second generation leadership to mature.

LOUIS – While some 600 Presbyterians are gathered here this week for worship, fellowship and topical workshops at Big Tent, 27 others are here for a very different purpose: seeking their next call to ministry in the Presbyterian Church (U. A.) “Face-to-Face” – sponsored by the Church Leadership Connection in the Office of the General Assembly (OGA) – periodically brings together Presbyterian ministers (and candidates) seeking jobs and churches and other PC(USA)-related institutions with open positions.

“It’s almost like Presbyterian speed-dating,” said San Dawna Ashley, manager for call process support and teaching elder ministries in OGA.

Having just concluded a five-year call as an evangelist with a new worshipping community called the Mercy Junction Justice and Peace Center, Merritt was at his first-ever Face-to-Face.