Be part of something big

Want to be part of something big? Something more meaningful than going to work and getting a paycheck? Done with college or close to retirement? Wondering if God has a place for you in his kingdom work? One great way to find out is Entrust’s STEP initiative. We’ll pair you with a seasoned kingdom worker, help you get overseas and put you to work in ministry, all the while helping you process what’s going on, exploring God’s will for the next phase of your life. Check it out! www.entrust4.org/STEP

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Be part of something big

OCG Challenge #18

Whether you’ve been hanging out regularly with your cross-generational friend or are just getting started on this thing we call Operation CrossGen, no matter. Jump on in now. Get with someone of a different generation than your own and have conversation about commitment. Find out what/who your friend feels committed to, how they define that word. Where have they seen positive or negative examples of commitment? Ask, listen and seek to understand. Don’t fix!

Operation Cross Gen

OCG Challenge #18

OCG Challenge #17

Last time you hung out with your cross-generational friend, you asked him a lot of questions about technology. Pick up where you left off. How about asking her to teach you something? Your friend might be able to answer some of your Facebook, email, Photo Shop or Power Point questions, help you set up an Instagram or Twitter account, teach you a thing or two about auto mechanics, carpentry, gardening, electricity, sewing, food processing. Every generation has an area of expertise. Discover your friend’s expertise!

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OCG Challenge #17

OCG Challenge #16

High-tech, low-tech or something in between? Talk with your OCG friend this week about technology. What forms of technology does he like/use? Why? What does she not like/avoid? Why? What needs does he seek to fill through technology? Remember, do your best to listen, not advise. We’re all about gaining understanding of each other in Operation CrossGen.

Operation Cross Gen

OCG Challenge #16

STEP initiative

Many young men in America are all too readily looking for fun in all the wrong places – most notably, in cyber places. As in, video games. Virtual reality. Playing. Pretending. Instead of applying their amazing minds to problem-solving at a job, some are using those skills on strategy games. Instead of working up a sweat in manual labor, they’re straining their thumbs on PlayStation. Instead of the adrenaline rush of serving their country in the military, they’re creating chases and combat out of pixels. Rather than working hard at real-life relationships, they live in a world of assumed identity.

Let’s call them back. Call them up from the basement and out into the world. Challenge the young man in your world to be a Big Brother. To volunteer with a youth sports team. Help repair a neighbor’s house or fix a relative’s car. Get a job. Serve others. Maybe even explore Entrust’s STEP initiative. What a great way to put all that virtual experience to good use!

STEP initiative