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Faith for Exiles Virtual Webinar

Mon 05.11.20 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CDT

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Note: Special registration instructions for this Lifest-hosted event are below. (Upper House is a collaborating partner.)


How are young Christians sustaining their faith and cultivating resilience in a world dominated by devices that entertain, inform, and endlessly distract? A digital Babylon offers constant temptation. Are you concerned for the spiritual well-being of young Christians negotiating today’s challenges?

Wisconsin pastors, youth pastors, and campus ministry/pastoral staff can join a live webinar with Mark Matlock, co-author of the research-based Faith for Exiles: Five Ways for a New Generation to Follow Jesus in Digital Babylon (2019). Beyond sharing findings of a three-year Barna Group study, Mark will reveal how young Christians are pursuing discipleship in our turbulent, exilic context.

This webinar will help attendees—

  • Make sense of chaotic cultural changes and respond with compassion to the next generation of believers
  • Recognize the biblical concept of exile as an essential framework for following Christ today
  • Discover five research-based practices that cultivate faithfulness in digital Babylon
  • Prepare young Christians to be on mission with Jesus in the world
  • Empower Jesus followers of all ages to thrive in our current exile

The first 75 ministry staff who register for the webinar will receive a FREE copy of Mark Matlock’s book, Faith for Exiles: Five Ways for a New Generation to Follow Jesus in Digital Babylon.


Mark Matlock has been working with youth pastors, students, and parents for more than two decades, and he’s spoken live to more than 1 million teenagers. He is the principal at WisdomWorks, a consulting firm that helps Christian leaders leverage the transforming power of wisdom to accomplish their mission. Mark is the former executive director for Youth Specialities and creator of the PlanetWisdom student conferences.

REGISTRATION: NOTE Lifest is hosting this event through a Facebook group.

  1. Click on Pastor or Pastoral Staff event (Lifest webpage); view event description; scroll to mid-page.
  2. Click on GREEN Register button for “Pastors or Pastoral Staff”.
  3. You will land on the Facebook group page, Pastors of Lifest. Join the group.
  4. Through the Facebook group page, view the live stream (May 11, 11:00 AM) by clicking on Pastors Conference with Mark Matlock.



Mon 05.11.20
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CDT
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