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LAUNCHING SUMMER 2021

The Story of the Kids Who Built a World-Class Church

The Story of the Kids Who Built a World-Class Church

GENERATIONS

How to Grow Your Church YOUNGER and STRONGER

In GenerationS...

Be inspired and learn how to build a Strong Church operated by youths, for youths, to reach youths.

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After more than 20 years, the average age in Heart of God Church (HOGC) is still 22 and more than 80% are serving in ministry. HOGC is now a proof of concept that youths can build a Strong Church. Dive into the principles and stories, the heart and heartbreaks behind building GenerationS.

With contributions from Dr Robi Sonderegger, John & Lisa Bevere, Bishop Dale Bronner, Matt Redman and many more.

Some principles from
GenerationS

Youth are leaders TODAY, not just tomorrow!

- How & Lia

GenerationS are Not Replacements. GenerationS are Reinforcements.

GenerationS are Not Replacements. GenerationS are Reinforcements.

- Lia

A big church may not be strong, but a Strong Church will always grow big.

A big church may not be strong, but a Strong Church will always grow big.

- How

Don't use people to build the church, but use the church to build people.

Don't use people to build the church, but use the church to build people.

- How & Lia

A Good Church is what you see on stage. A Great Church is what you feel offstage and backstage.

A Good Church is what you see on stage. A Great Church is what you feel offstage and backstage.

- How

Don’t just invite youths to the party, give them a seat at the table.

Don’t just invite youths to the party, give them a seat at the table.

- Lia

Youth are leaders TODAY, not just tomorrow!

- How & Lia

GenerationS are Not Replacements. GenerationS are Reinforcements.

GenerationS are Not Replacements. GenerationS are Reinforcements.

- Lia

A big church may not be strong, but a Strong Church will always grow big.

A big church may not be strong, but a Strong Church will always grow big.

- How

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Meet the Authors

Pastor How (Tan Seow How) and his wife Pastor Lia (Cecilia Chan) are co-founders, co-senior pastors of Heart of God Church (HOGC) Singapore and co-authors of the upcoming book – GenerationS. A lot of ‘co-this’ and ‘co-that’ because they are like Siamese twins who even co-share the same office space. They share the same love for sports and steaks. The only thing they don’t share is coffee as she needs a full cup every morning.

Lia is a former journalist, preacher, cancer survivor, worship team builder, trainer and CEO (Chief Entertainment Officer 😛). This serial discipler has been raising young leaders for more than 20 years. Her life verse is Isaiah 58:12 – “... You shall raise up the foundations of many GenerationS…”

How is the visionary, leadership, strategy and organisation guy of the duo. His passion and burden is to see the church grow strong, worthy of God’s glory. He is also a businessman and funder but what matters most to him is being a godly father to GenerationS of young pastors and leaders!

Pastor How

Pastor Lia

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Pastor Lia

Lia

From Chapter 6: Mindset Shift #1 –
Youth Are Leaders TODAY, Not Just Tomorrow


Don’t talk down to young people or speak condescendingly. Whenever you step into a room filled with young people, take a deep breath and tell yourself – empower, don’t overpower!

There was once I was hanging around with 20 youth leaders. A famous visitor dropped by our room on her way out of the office. The moment she entered, the atmosphere in the room changed. No kidding.

This dignitary, excited by the sound of her own voice, went on to lull the crowd about her accomplishments. There was no contributor in the room but her. She asked the questions and answered her own questions. She was the comma, semicolon, quotation marks and the full stop. Finally, she left with the swiftness of a woman who was late to her own coronation.

And the youths? Well, they looked like fish temporarily tired of water, till she walked out of the room. And they swam again!

Lesson for us all? Never suck the oxygen out of a room! Never overpower a room! Bridge that generation gap carefully.

Instead of laying a red carpet for yourself to walk on, lay a bridge and let the young people walk over to you.

Pastor How

How

From Chapter 10: Heart Transformation –
Be a Kingmaker, Not Just a King


Before we go on to learn how to grow our churches younger and stronger, something must happen in our own hearts. Before the hard work, we must begin with heart work. It begins with us.

You can’t bring change until you are first changed.
If you want to make a difference, then you must be different.
God has called you to be transformational leaders.
Transformational leaders are first transformed leaders.

A butterfly is not a flying caterpillar.
It is not a caterpillar with wings.
No. It has to go through a metamorphosis – transformation.
A butterfly is not the same caterpillar that has grown wings. It has gone through a transformation process – its DNA is changed. It is radically and totally transformed from the inside out.

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