Estimates show that about seventy percent of children who grow up in active Christian families opt out of church and church life in adulthood. Research indicates that one of the reasons is a lack of connection between faith, work and community involvement.
How do we build communities in our congregations that foster a faith that endures through all the phases of life, yet which is an innovative faith that gives courage and initiative to take the lead in creating a good society — for all?
This book challenges the reader to think more holistically about the Church’s mission to be ‘salt and light’ in the twenty–first century, and is intended as inspiration to break out of the isolation and retreat that can easily result in the face of our highly secular, modern societies.
Hermund Haaland (47) is a serial entrepreneur, author and speaker. He and his wife, Linn Tjernsbekk Haaland, are currently establishing the Zebr Institute as an agile type of think tank, promoting an entrepreneurial mindset and change for the common good – inspired by the life, message and principles of Jesus.
Hermund holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the Norwegian School of Economics and a Bachelor’s degree in Culture and Society from the University of Bergen, Norway. He has previously authored the book Samfunnsbygger (2019) in Norwegian, and co-authored Startup Europe (2016) and Startup Israel (2017). Hermund, Linn and their three children currently reside in Tønsberg, Norway.