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Benjamin Windle

Benjamin Windle is an author, Pastor, and Millennial/Gen Z Specialist. Featured by the Barna Group, RightNow Media, Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast, YouVersion, and the Glorify App, Benjamin has been a local church Pastor for over 20 years in both the U.S. and Australia, including as the Senior Pastor of Lifeplace Church. He combines his academic expertise with deep grassroots experience as a practitioner to help churches reach Millennials and Gen Z. He has a Bachelor of Theology, an MBA from Deakin University, and Executive Education at Stanford University and the MIT Sloan School of Management.

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Culture | Ministry | Physical Space

How ‘Touch Starvation’ Presents the Local Church with an Opportunity

By: Benjamin Windle
May 25, 2022

Do you remember the first time you shook someone’s hand after Covid restrictions were lifted? The moment for me was when I had someone visit my house, and even though restrictions had eased, we had this awkward social moment of not knowing if we should shake hands, or just say hello. It was kind of funny because we didn’t quite know what to do with our hands. For the first time in my life, I went many months without the normal day-to-day interpersonal experiences of shaking hands, hugging, or even sitting in a chair next to someone. It presents us a fascinating learning moment.

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