The church in North America is shrinking and we blame the next generation, “nobody wants to go to church anymore.” We did it with Gen X. We did it with the Millennials. We’re doing it with Gen Z. However, I don’t think blaming the next generation of young adults for not connecting with what connects to us is going to right the ship.
Scott is the lead pastor of Jamestown Harbor Church, which launched in 2015. It is one of the Harbor Churches, a multi-site church in West Michigan. He is passionate about equipping in churches, leadership development, and church multiplication.
Scott has also served as an executive pastor, designing systems of ministry for church multiplication, and as a campus pastor where he developed a growing campus of 18- to 25-year-olds and ministry to local college students. Prior to his work at Harbor Churches, Scott held a number of positions with Young Life and worked as a youth pastor with three churches in the Midwest.
Scott is the author of Sustainable Young Adult Ministry: Making it Work, Making it Last, and he lives in the suburbs of Grand Rapids, MI.