bonhoeffer, next generations, and my dissertation

 I missed the opportunity to use this quote from Bonhoeffer in my dissertation… he was 28 years old at the time: 

        "The future of the church does not depend on youth but only on Jesus Christ.  The task of young people is not reorganization of the church but listening to God's Word; the church's task is not the conquest of young people, but the teaching of the Gospel."

– Quoted from Dean, Kendra Creasy, Practicing Passion: Youth and the Quest for a Passionate Church (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2004), 26.  Cited reference – Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Gesammelte Schriften, Band 3 (Muich: Chr. Kaiser Verlag, 1960), 292-93.

Ken Castor

Ken Castor is a husband, dad, pastor, writer and teacher. He serves as a professor at Crown College, Minnesota, where he equips students to pursue Jesus-Centered Faith and Next Generation Ministry. For 20+ years he's focused on equipping the next generations in places like the U.S., Canada, and Northern Ireland. He's the author of Grow Down (Simply Youth Ministry, 2014), Make a Difference (Broadstreet, 2016), the Blue-Letters Editor of the Jesus-Centered Bible (Group, 2015) and numerous other articles and Bible Study guides. But, whenever possible, he gets down on the floor and builds Lego with his kids. Connect with him @kencastor.

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