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Equipping & Sending Gen Z

“Gen Z is a cause-oriented generation; we just need to help them see that there is no greater cause than the kingdom of God and the Great Commission.” Today Stacy talks with Shane Pruitt, evangelist, Bible teacher, and author. Shane is also a husband, father of six, and currently serves as the National Next Gen Director for the North American Mission Board. Listen in as he shares how the Lord got a hold of his heart and is using him to equip and send a new generation of Jesus followers to their peers. Don’t miss the story of Shane’s very own praying mom.

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most important parent ministry Gen ZSCRIPTURE: NIV

“The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it.” Jeremiah 17:9

“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” Ezekiel 36:26

“Jesus replied: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” Matthew 22:37

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20

“To equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.” Ephesians 4:12


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About our Guest:

Next Gen on Mission, Gen Send, Moms in PrayerShane Pruitt serves as the National Next Gen Director for the North American Mission Board (NAMB). He and his wife, Kasi, reside in Rockwall, TX with their six children. He has been in ministry for over 20 years as a denominational worker, church planter, lead pastor, and student pastor. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies and a Master’s Degree in History.

Every year Shane speaks to over 100,000 people about the good news of Jesus Christ. His blog stories have been picked up by RELEVANT, Christianity Today, The Christian Post, The Gospel Coalition, CrossWalk, and others. He is also a monthly guest and contributor on the Point of View Radio Show that airs on over 300 stations nationwide.

Shane has written two books: 9 Common Lies Christians Believe: And Why God’s Truth Is Infinitely Better, and Calling Out the Called: Discipling those Called to Ministry Leadership. Both are available everywhere books are sold. He is also the host of the podcast, Next Gen on Mission (available on podcast platforms), and the YouTube channel – GenSend. Connect with Shane at


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