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Leneita Fix

Leneita has been involved in youth or family ministry for over 24 years serving in rural, suburban and urban settings, camps, small and large churches and non-profits. She has authored or co-authored several youth ministry books, including Everybody’s Urban Understanding the Survival Mode of the Next Generation among others. Leneita is the ministry and training coordinator for BowDown Church, co-founded a coaching and training organization called Frontline Urban Resources (everybodysurban.org) and lives with her amazing husband John and four children in Florida.

A new generation of families.  

Someone said to me yesterday, “The unconventional family is becoming the new norm.”  Divorced, blended, unchurched, de-churched, and “baby mama,” are all a reality.  Grandparents, foster parents, relatives and friends are all raising “someone else’s” children, right here in America.  I talked to a young woman just the other day who said, “It shocked me when I became a volunteer in a wealthy church how handy my counseling degree would be with those kids. They are abused, neglected and isolated.”

The question is this?  How will we choose to view them?  I had the opportunity last month to speak to the audience at the D6 Family Conference and share my thoughts. Would love to hear your thoughts!

Thanks for loving students,

Leneita

@leneitafix

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  • Kristie says:

    Thank you for the encouragement!

  • I really enjoyed this video and I can see your heart pour out when you speak. I, too, have been called for a similar life of reaching out to young men whom God has died for but society neglects. I am currently an Xray tech full time but volunteer as a youth pastor 30+ hours a week. After seeing the statistics of boys who are fatherless it broke my heart. Since then God has called me to remain single (spiritual gift!) and has used me to mentor many young men whom still contact me and have an active part of their life. Many people look at my calling and life as odd but its eternal things I am striving for. Think about the world we live in and out of all the years we could be born into, God chose US to minister in THESE end times. What a HIGH calling this is! I do not take it lightly or believe you do as well. BTW I am also from MASS (Berkshires) but now reside in Georgia. Keep it up, praying for you and your ministry.

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