about me

Kevin Bussey (aka k-dawg)
Lead Pastor
Charlotte, NC, USA

Samford University: B.S. Public Administration, 1985
University of Alabama at Birmingham: M.A. Education, 1988

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary: MDivBL, 1995

Married to:
Cassandra (6-25-88)


quote of the week

"Pastor I don't like your plans" Bisagno, "what are your plans." man, "I don't have any." Bisagno, "I like my plans better than yours." .

Dr. John R. Bisagno:

blogs i read

marty duren
joe kennedy
art rogers
stuart delony
wade burleson
kiki cherry
david phillips
dorcas hawker
arkansas rasorbaptist
cb scott
ben cole
tim sweatman
jason sampler
mark mansheim
adam feldman
scott freeman
wes kenny
alan cross
john stickley
bowden mcelroy
c w
jamie wootten
nate goodwin
paul littleton
jeff richard young
J. A. Gillmartin
villa rica
phillips lynn
micah fries
preachin jesus
morris chapman
tim sweetman
kevin lancaster
jeremy roberts
al mohler
ronnie floyd
david rogers
sbc bloggers
greg pouncey
jason burns
howie luvzus
gary lamb
angela davis
neil elmore
jason shepherd
monday morning insight
wayne cordeiro
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favorite links

my parents ministry
starbucks gossip
the ooze
willowcreek association
purpose driven
northpoint community church
springs church
albert pujols
shaun alexander
john maxwell
element 2
dale jarrett
bama magazine
bible gateway
biblical studies foundation

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listening [to]

building 429: rise

chris tomlin: live from austin music hall

various: music inspired by the chronicles of narnia

fusebox: once again

passion: How Great Is Our God

storyside:b : everything and more

delirious?: the mission bell

hillsong united: look to you


Tuesday, February 21, 2006

What the younger generation is looking for.........

With so many denomination leaders visiting this site since Wade Burleson and Marty Duren asked people to read my blog, I'm going to share with you what the younger generation is looking for. I think I can say this because I grew up in youth ministry. Also, I just recently left youth ministry. Many of my early students are now in their 30's. I know how to connect with them. I also worked with young adults in my last church. I have read extensively on this subject. In fact my passion is for young adults. I love everyone from birth to seniors, but I am passionate about the "lost generation" We see a disconnect in many of our churches in the 18-40ish range. Why?
The younger generation wants to be part of something bigger than themselves!
It is that simple! They are tired of bickering. They grew up in homes where their parents fought all of the time. They are tired of seeing relationships fall apart. They want to go to church to be loved and accepted. They don't need dysfunction at church. When those of us in the younger generation (I am older edge) see gossip, slander, hatered, and intollerance, we don't want any part of it. Judges 2:10 says:
After that whole generation had been gathered to their fathers, another generation grew up, who knew neither the LORD nor what he had done for Israel.
Please listen to us! If the SBC doesn't change its ways, there will no longer be a generation who knows the SBC or what God did for it.

posted by Kevin Bussey at 2/21/2006 08:58:00 AM


Blogger art rogers said...


In this you speak for me! I can neither add nor subtract from what you said in a couple of paragraphs. I usually post a page worth to get as much out.

Proud to be your peer,


2/21/2006 09:31:00 AM  
Blogger Paul said...

Well said, Kevin. Keep hammering that message home!

2/21/2006 01:11:00 PM  
Blogger joe kennedy said...

so i've asked a bunch of friends to answer that question- what do we look for in a denomination, in church?

and then i'll post on it.

i think it's more than what you said, but definitely includes what you said. especially the part about the fighting and relationships. a good word for now? HOPE.

2/22/2006 03:41:00 AM  
Blogger Kevin Bussey said...


I think there is more involved too. From my studies and the young adults I have been around they just want purpose in life. I'll be interested in seeing what you find out!

2/22/2006 08:56:00 AM  

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The Cure for the Common Life
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The Creative Leader: Unleashing the Power of Your Creative Potential
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Advanced Strategic Planning: A New Model for Church and Ministry Leaders
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The Next Generation Leader: Five Essentials for Those Who Will Shape the Future
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Choosing to Cheat : Who Wins When Family and Work Collide?
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The Best Question Ever
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Radical Reformission, The: Reaching Out without Selling Out
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A New Kind of Christian: A Tale of Two Friends on a Spiritual Journey
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The Story We Find Ourselves In: Further Adventures of a New Kind of Christian by Brian McLaren

Too Busy Not to Pray: Slowing Down to Be With God
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A Passionate Church
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A Passionate Life
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Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality
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Searching for God Knows What
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Spiritual Leadership: Moving People to God's Agenda
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previous posts

How can people who serve the same God................
We still have a long way to go..........
Younger Leaders Part Deux........
Our shrinking world.....
The lost art of encouragement..........
An apology is due............
I owe Cassandra............
Dumb Crook News.....
How do we find balance?
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