After learning what makes Gen Z unique (Savannah Kimberlin, Barna Group), how to disciple Gen Z in their faith deconstruction and doubt (A.J. Swoboda), and the internal dynamics within Christian Gen Z groups (Nina Barnes), we are very excited to learn from Shaylen how she and her team have implemented practical changes to better reach and serve Gen Z students.
InterVarsity has consistently paved the way for implementing changes that better reach and minister to BIPOC students. In addition to the heart behind their approach, Shaylen will share some key lessons and challenges they have faced along the way. She will explain how students’ worldview and understanding of Jesus have impacted InterVarsity’s internal processes.
She is passionate about showing students the gospel at work in social and political issues, and she creates spaces for them to process and heal from the discrepancies they see between the Bible and the Christian faith lived out around them. Shaylen will provide practical points of application for those in ministry that are weighing the costs of adjusting policies or partnerships for the sake of student ministry outreach, growth and retention.
There will be a limited number of attendees to allow for in-depth conversation and Q&A with Shaylen. This formatting is geared towards group conversation and active participation with other Twin Cities pastors and ministry leaders.