Description: Global secularization, a trend closely tied to the globalization of culture among urban youth, presents a unique challenge to missions worldwide because of the large cultural gap that exists between the Church and secularized society. This next generation, connected by consumerism, social media, and the entertainment industry, forms the largest global culture ever to exist. As a result, global secularization is not limited to post-Christian regions like Europe or the USA. It is impacting cultures in urban centers of every region of the world, including the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. This workshop introduces the key influences, voices and worldview of the Global Youth Culture and the implications of global secularization to world missions.
Presenter: Aaron Pierce is the Executive Director of Steiger International, a worldwide mission organization that is called to reach and disciple the Global Youth Culture for Jesus.
As a missionary kid, Aaron grew up in the center of Amsterdam, where he saw first-hand the transformational power of God in the lives of many lost and hopeless people. Aaron was a member of the evangelistic rock band No Longer Musicfrom 2005 to 2016, preaching the Gospel all over Europe, South America and the Middle East.
Today, Aaron oversees Steiger International’s strategic direction, continues to participate in evangelistic tours around the world, teaches at Steiger training events, develops new ministry partnerships and more.
Aaron also co-leads the Global Secularization initiative for the Lausanne Movement.