In this episode, I talk with JC Thompson. JC has transitioned into three different roles over the past ten years at the same church. He shares what it was like going from leading a specific ministry to leading all of NextGen, and what those different roles looked like. We also talk about how his church structures age groups within NextGen, the reasoning behind those age brackets, and the pros and cons of their current structure.

JC Thompson

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Brookwood Church

Links Mentioned in This Episode

Michael Hyatt's Productivity Assessment – Take Michael Hyatt's Productivity Assessment to help you identify your current strategies for managing time and energy, and how you can become more productive

Orange – Check out Orange's curriculum resources for the different NextGen age groups – Resources and coaching to help you become a better leader. Click here to apply for the last Infuse group!

4 Disciplines of Execution (book) – Chris McChesney and Sean Covey outline a simple, repeatable formula for how to execute your most important strategic priorities

Family Talk – Check out Brookwood's format for including family discussion points with Sunday's message so that family's can continue the conversation at home

Family Ministry Field Guidebook (book) – Timothy Paul Jones explores how churches can best equip families to disciple their children

13 Reasons Why Resource  – Brookwood's podcast episode for parents on how to talk to their children about the Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why

Action Items

  1. Identify the strengths and weaknesses of how you group ages and ministries. Ask: Should we shift what we are doing?
  2. What is your dream role? What is a plan for you to reach it?

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