New Video Training Series!
Are you part of an inter-generational workplace, ministry or missions team! Jolene's new video training series is the resource for you. Equip yourself and your team to better understand different generational values and maximize your strengths. Check it out now!
Based on a qualitative study of more than thirty young adults (ages 18–35) from diverse denominations and countries serving in various ministry positions, Millennials in Ministry unveils the heart and vision of young leaders for the Christian church today. Highlighting the generational traits, values, and needs of Millennials in ministry, this book offers helpful insights for churches and organizations that are hiring, retaining, and equipping this new generation of leaders.
Review of Millennials in Ministry:
Erlacher breaks new ground by placing this exploration of Millennials squarely within the ministry staff context. She carefully addresses the difficulties that Millennials experience within multigenerational staff teams. She encourages older leaders to develop a posture of openness and understanding toward Millennials, and calls Millennials to do the same toward their elders.
This book is infused with thought-provoking anecdotes from interviews Erlacher conducted among Millennials who have spent time in ministry. In addition, each chapter concludes with a brief section that speaks directly “To Millennial Readers.” Erlacher does a great job of affirming the members of this generation while also challenging them to continue growing. Her final chapter also provides excellent tools to help ministry teams assess how “Millennial-friendly” they are. (excerpt from EMQ book review by Cory Seibel)
A few impressions of Leading Tomorrow's work:
"I really appreciated the content of your talks, but even more so the spirit with which you gave them and your obvious delight both in what you are learning and in utilizing this knowledge for the growth of others."
"Thank you for your time and expertise in helping rebuild our team. This is the BEST thing we have done for our office in 20 years!"
May 8-June 30: History and Theory of
Organizational Leadership, North
Central University, MN
June 5-July 2: Understanding Today's
July 10: American Baptist Churches of Los
Angeles, Southwest & Hawaii, Los
July 3-August 25: Organizational Behavior, North Central University, MN
July 10-August 6: Understanding Today's
July 21-22: AG Marriage Encounter,
August 2: Lutheran Schools Education Day,
Kansas City, KS
Interview with University of St. Thomas
Jolene Erlacher understands as well as anyone the effect different generational behaviors, values and beliefs can have on an organization. As an author, speaker and consultant, Erlacher works with all kinds of organizations to educate their members to be more aware of generational differences, how those differences affect cultural health and how employees can work together to be as strong as possible.
We caught up with the founder of Leading Tomorrow to pick her brain on what everyone can learn about generational differences.
Click here for full interview!
"I just wanted to take the time to thank you again for speaking and for choosing such an important topic as your focus of study and research. It was amazing hearing about things we, as Millennials, have been questioning ourselves. So thank you for being, well, awesome! We left the conference feeling alive and excited to be a part of this generation rather than feeling hopeless and defeated." --Sarah
I just had to let you know that feedback I have gotten is high fives and “bring her back” across the board!
"Thanks for being an ambassador for my generation."