Episode 11: “Effectively Engaging Millennials” featuring Joshua Mitchell

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Episode 11: "Effectively Engaging Millennials" featuring Joshua Mitchell

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How can we reach millennials? In this episode, Lewis Center Director F. Douglas Powe, Jr. speaks with the Rev. Dr. Joshua Mitchell about connecting with this diverse group.

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Joshua Mitchell

Rev. Dr. Joshua L. Mitchell is the senior pastor of the historic Thirty-First Street Baptist Church in Richmond, VA. He is a lecturer and consultant on effective ministry to youth and young adults and is the founder and CEO of Digital Discipleship LLC, which is a consulting firm in the area of millennial church engagement. He is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Houston, Payne University, and the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University. He wrote Black Millennials and the Church (Judson Press, 2018), available on Cokesbury and Amazon.

Rev. Dr. F. Douglas Powe, Jr.

F. Douglas Powe, Jr., is director of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership and holds the James C. Logan Chair in Evangelism (an E. Stanley Jones Professorship) at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. He is also co-editor with Jessica Anschutz of Healing Fractured Communities (Palmetto, 2024) and coauthor with Lovett H. Weems Jr. of Sustaining While Disrupting: The Challenge of Congregational Innovation (Fortress, 2022). His previous books include The Adept Church: Navigating Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Abingdon Press, 2020); Not Safe for Church: Ten Commandments for Reaching New Generations; New Wine, New Wineskins: How African American Congregations Can Reach New Generations; Transforming Evangelism: The Wesleyan Way of Sharing Faith; and Transforming Community: The Wesleyan Way to Missional Congregations.