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Help today's teenagers navigate questions of truth, God, identity, social media, technology, gender, sexuality, the Bible, ethics, and theology in an always connected world.

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"Young people today face more challenges emotionally, morally, and intellectually, just one click away, than any generation that has ever existed. The formula is to teach kids how to think Christianly, but do it in the context of relationships and also give them practice and experience to live it out. And that’s exactly what Impact 360 Institute does. So if you’re a parent, if you’re a youth leader, if you’re a teacher, get your students to Impact 360 Institute, because it’s a game-changer for their faith."

Sean McDowell
Speaker and Professor, Biola University

WHAT IS GEN Z LAB?

Gen Z Lab is your guide to leading the next generation in a post-Christian culture. It exists to spark a conversation for leaders around the challenges and opportunities presented to Gen Z.

Gen Z Lab is a conversation with some of today’s leading experts on the next generation.  In Gen Z Lab, you’ll have access to hours of exclusive video content from thought leaders like Jonathan Morrow, Sean McDowell, Trip Lee, and Christopher Yuan. Also, you will have access to a private Facebook group for discussions and encouragement with other Gen Z leaders.

Become better equipped to handle some of Gen Z’s biggest challenges, including: truth and relativism, gender identity, sexuality, technology, and post-Christian culture.

 

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FEATURED CONVERSATIONS

Jonathan Morrow

Jonathan Morrow, D.Min. is the Director of Cultural Engagement at Impact 360 Institute. Jonathan has been equipping students and parents in biblical worldview, apologetics and culture for over 15 years, and is passionate about seeing a new generation build a lasting faith. He is author of several books, including Welcome to College and Questioning the Bible.

Trip Lee

Trip Lee is an author, teacher, hip-hop artist, and thought leader. A pastor in Atlanta, he regularly preaches and teaches at Christian conferences and events, and has performed his music for thousands of listeners around the world. Trip’s deepest desire in his writing, teaching, and performing is to declare the goodness and glory of Jesus Christ.

Sean McDowell

Sean McDowell, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of Apologetics at Biola University. He is the author, co-author, or editor of over fifteen books including Ethix: Being Bold in a Whatever World, Understanding Intelligent Design, the Apologetics Study Bible for Students, and Is God Just a Human Invention?

Christopher Yuan

Dr. Christopher Yuan has taught the Bible at Moody Bible Institute for over ten years and his speaking ministry on faith and sexuality has reached five continents. His forthcoming book, HolySexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God’s Grand Story, will be released on November 20, 2018.

Todd Wagner

Todd Wagner serves as Senior Pastor and Elder at Watermark Community Church, one of the largest and fastest growing churches in the United States. Watermark was born out of a desire to connect people with the richness, adventure, and fullness of life that comes through Christ alone and to reach the unchurched, de-churched, dead- churched, and unmoved. 

Ryan Anderson

Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D., is the William E. Simon senior research fellow at The Heritage Foundation, and the founder and editor of Public Discourse, the online journal of the Witherspoon Institute of Princeton, New Jersey. He is the author of When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment and Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom.

Brooke Hempell

Brooke Hempell is the Barna Group’s Senior Vice President of Research and manages the firm’s research studies, from semi-annual polls that track the pulse of Americans’ beliefs and practices, to custom studies for para-church ministries, denominations, businesses and non-profit organizations. Brooke is active in church planting and racial reconciliation ministries and lives in Atlanta, GA.

And More

Gen Z Lab includes 10 + hours of panel discussions, trainings, and conversations from an all-star team today's leading thinkers including: Alisa Childers, Del Tackett, Brett Kunkle, J. Warner Wallace, and Seth and Nirva.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Through 10+ hours of interviews and training you will:

  • Learn about the biggest challenges Gen Z is facing.
  • Learn how to help Gen Z think biblically about gender identity and sexuality in a post-Christian culture. 
  • Learn how to encourage and champion the strengths of Gen Z, equipping them to live and love like Jesus.
  • Learn how to equip Gen Z to speak the truth in love in a society that doesn't view truth as objective.
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HOW GEN Z LAB WORKS

Introductory Videos

Covering relevant issues including worldview, moral relativism, tolerance, and sexuality.

Video Added Per Week

Featuring training from leading influencers such as Trip Lee, Brett Kunkle, Ryan Anderson, Todd Wagner, and more.

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Gen Z Lab exists to equip those who lead the leaders of tomorrow. We believe this content needs to be available to everyone.

Gen Z Topics

As with generations before them, it's not uncommon for students from Generation Z to have doubts about their faith. However, 32% of churchgoing teens say the church is not a safe place for them to explore their questions and express their doubts.

In this conversation, Alisa Childers and Jonathan Morrow sit down to talk about how walking through doubt can actually be beneficial in building a strong faith, and give some practical advice towards leading Gen Z through doubt and into discernment.

It’s no surprise that Gen Z students who grow up with intentional discipleship are taking the Bible’s moral principles to heart, while others look more like the broader culture. Often times, our students end up being discipled by the culture without even knowing it. In this conversation, Jonathan Morrow and Brett Kunkle discuss how to disciple Gen Z in all areas and at all stages of life.

Just like their millennial predecessors, Gen Z teens have expressed the desire for factual evidence to support their faith. The good news is the evidence is there. We simply have to help Gen Z build a faith that’s based on the facts. In this conversation, Jonathan Morrow speaks with cold-case homicide detective J. Warner Wallace about how to build a faith on what we have good reason to believe is true.

The topic of sexuality and gender is at the forefront of conversation in our culture today. And as a whole, Gen Z is confused on this topic. 33% of Gen Z teens say that gender is how someone feels, not their birth sex.

So how do we go about giving Gen Z a biblical framework from whence to talk gender and sexuality? In this conversation, Ryan Anderson and Jonathan Morrow discuss how we got here, and why it’s important to navigate this cultural moment with both truth and graciousness.

Generation Z will be the most racially and ethnically diverse generation in American history, but the underlying racial tension in our culture has again bubbled up to the surface. In this discussion, Seth & Nirva Ready, the artists behind the hit song “Brother”, talk with Jonathan Morrow about how the gospel compels us to be bridge builders by loving our neighbor, and give practical advice to pursuing unity in our communities.

Generation Z is known as a generation of tolerance. It's a beautiful quality. However, alongside a loving acceptance of those around them, Generation Z has also been given a false view of tolerance. Gen Z has heard that tolerance means accepting every idea or truth claim as equally valid - but is that what true tolerance is? In this talk, Biola University professor and apologist Sean McDowell tells us what tolerance really is, and shows how sometimes, telling someone the truth is the most loving thing you can do for them.

Our culture has been described as "post-Christian". As the role of religion diminishes in the public eye, so does the authority of the American Church. More than half of Gen Z teens say that church involvement is either “not at all” or “not too” important.

However, the Church has a unique discipleship opportunity with Generation Z. In this conversation, Jonathan Morrow and Todd Wagner discuss how to give Gen Z a healthy view of the Church.

In Barna's Gen Z Research, 37% of those interviewed said their gender/sexuality was very important to their sense of self. However, like many in our culture, Gen Z is often confused about how to think biblically about gender and sexuality. In this conversation, Dr. Christopher Yuan, author of Holy Sexuality and the Gospel, and Jonathan Morrow discuss what the Bible says about gender and sexuality, how to engage it with compassion, and how to lead Gen Z into a holy sexuality.

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