From the Back Cover
Generation X. Busters. The Lost Generation. The Fatherless Generation. These are the catchphrases used to describe that elusive and mysterious generation of 46 million Americans born between 1965 and 1980. More than that, these are our children, our neighbors, our friends, and fellow employees. Tim Celek and Deiter Zander have learned through years of experience that to win this generation of young people, you have to fight harder for credibility, and you have to love harder to overcome their pasts. But they have also found that reaching them is well worth the effort. Inside the Soul of a New Generation offers a fascinating, inside look at the unique forces that shape this misunderstood generation and shows how pastors, parents, and Baby Boomers of every stripe can minister to their spiritual needs. From practical ways to reach out to Busters and build powerful, Buster-friendly churches, to creating a vital community and empowering Busters for leadership, Celek and Zander show that this generation is not only reachable, but has the potential to effect positive changes both in the church and in the world.
About the Author
Tim Celek is a pastor of one of the earliest 'Buster churches.' Celek is senior pastor of Calvary Church Newport Mesa, in Costa Mesa, CA.
Deiter Zander is a pastor of one of the earliest 'Buster churches.' Zander founded New Song Church in Covina, CA. He is now serving as a teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, IL, where he is developing a ministry for Busters.