Gen Z (b. 1996-2010) is experiencing a mental health crisis, biblical illiteracy, and sexual brokenness; yet they are uniquely skilled, diverse, and pragmatic. Join us as we discuss how God has designed Gen Z for this moment in history. We have the responsibility and opportunity to partner with the next generation and faithfully equip them. Come learn best practices and practical tools for preparing young people today to thrive as they join us in a God-given task.
Jolene Erlacher has a doctorate in education and international leadership. She currently teaches graduate leadership courses at Bethany Global University, North Central University, and Southeastern University. Jolene grew up as a missionary kid. As a speaker and consultant, she has been working with mission agencies and other faith-based non-profits for the past decade on engaging the next generation. Jolene has written several books including Millennials in Ministry and Daniel Generation. Her new book, Mobilizing Gen Z: Challenges and Opportunities for the Global Age of Missions (William Carey Publishing) was released in August 2022. She is also a certified IPSAT leadership coach and church consultant.