RJ Grunewald is a NextGen Pastor at Faith Lutheran Church in Troy, Michigan. He’s the author of “The Art of Law & Gospel” and believes that theology isn’t meant for the academics, but it’s meant for everyday life. RJ’s writing can be found at rjgrune.com. RJ has been married to his wife Jessica since 2007 and they have 3 kids.
4 Ways to Win the Week Between Christmas and New Year’sFriday December 27, 2019 | RJ Grunewald
As you return to work, don’t miss your opportunity to do something this week that you couldn’t do in the weeks leading up to Christmas and you won’t be able to do once the New Year hits. Read more
An Experiment in Creating Parent Small GroupsMonday November 19, 2018 | RJ Grunewald
This fall, we launched an experiment as a NextGen team. We’ve been wrestling with what it looks like for us to better partner with parents—to move beyond handouts and to work together. For us this has resulted in a small group experiment. For the past several months, our NextGen staff has been working on a […] Read more
What We Get Wrong About Partnering With ParentsWednesday September 19, 2018 | RJ Grunewald
We are really good at talking about the importance of partnering with parents without actually doing it. Maybe that’s a bit harsh, but every church leader that I’ve ever met who works with kids or teenagers is “partnering with parents.” But they’re not really. Partnering with parents is the spoken value of a lot of […] Read more