Welcome to another Millennial Round Table Show. Joining Kerby around the table today are Dr. Jarrett Stephens, teaching pastor at Prestonwood Baptist Church, Denison Forum’s Nick Pitts and conservative millennial blogger, Allie Beth Stuckey. Together they will look at the top stories in the news today and give you their biblical perspective. They would love to hear your thoughts, comments and questions, so give us a call in-studio at 800-351-1212.
He began his ministry at Prestonwood as an Intern to Married Adults in 2000, and then served as Associate to Young Singles and Minister to Young Singles.
For the past six years, Jarrett has served as Teaching Pastor at Prestonwood. He is part of the Preaching Team and preaches during the Saturday Worship Service at the Plano Campus and on various Sunday mornings at all three campuses. Jarrett also oversees the Internship Program, which includes more than 30 interns at any given time, and the Prestonwood Network, which gives support to ministers all over the world who are leading churches planted by Prestonwood.
Jarrett and his wife, Debbie, live in Lewisville and have four daughters, Riley, Kelsey, Cameron and Landry.
He came to the Denison Forum in 2014 after a fateful conversation with its founder, Dr. Jim Denison. Pitts, a Ph.D. candidate at Dallas Baptist University (DBU), had spent the summer studying at Oxford with other students and faculty including Denison, a visiting professor.
He contributes to the Forum in the areas of geopolitics and popular culture, as well as serving as the editor of the Daily Briefing. He continues work on his doctorate and serves as an adjunct professor at DBU, teaching a master’s level course in the philosophy of leadership.
His Ph.D. research centers upon John F. Kennedy’s engagement of the religious community in the 1960 presidential campaign. He presented a paper on the topic at Calvin College’s 2015 symposium on religion and public life.
He is an editor at large for The Liberty Project, an online magazine, and his op-eds have been published by The Philadelphia Inquirer, Religion News Service and Townhall.com.
He received a bachelor’s degree in 2007 from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, and a master’s degree in 2009 from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
But a new study—Making Space for Millennials, a joint project of Barna and the Cornerstone Knowledge Network—uncovers key findings that help reveal unique characteristics about the Millennial generation, plus practical ways churches can connect with and engage today’s young adults. Below, we offer five questions to ask yourself and your team as you pray and plan to reach this unique group:
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