In this episode, Gerald Fadayomi is transparent about the anxiety that has surrounded his life and the seasons of adversity that ministry leaders face, as well as key concepts for ministry to 18-30-year-olds. He has also shared some of his personal perspectives on the topics of racial injustice and the current tensions that surround racism and the church through his social media platforms.

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Goals of Gerald's new book, When Life Gives You Lemons:

  • Slow down and ask the right questions
  • Redefine GOOD
  • Key questions from the book: What's in my control?

God's control over the good and the bad and anxiety:

  • God is sovereign and He redeems ALL THINGS
  • We cannot attribute every bad thing (adversity) to God; because of sin, we have brokenness
  • Anxiety and adversity are linked
  • The purpose is to raise a resilient generation

Ministry to 18-30-year-olds:

  • They desire authentic worship over excellence
  • Beginning gatherings (as part of Mountain Lake) once a month from local colleges
  • There is a way to be authentic without being weird; vulnerability
  • Those who are brand new to faith, they are welcomed into the authenticity of faith

Student Ministry as we return from COVID-19:

  • The BIG THING we want to do coming back should be second to COMMUNITY
  • Ministry leaders individually call students
  • Small Group leaders connect and increase community before returning

Action Items

  1. Get the book, read it — TheLemonBook
  2. Try something to reach 18-30
  3. Watch Gerald's content on race/injustice

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