Culture can shift, change, morph, and move. But it can also shape and form, sometimes in ways we do not consciously perceive. Groups have and maintain a culture which transmits values, beliefs, and artifacts across time.Read More
Are Millennials flocking to the major cities, or are they settling elsewhere?Read More
How generous are Millennials?
Holly Watt of The Guardian reports that according to a recent survey by the Charity Commission (a government department in England), “Millennials are more generous when giving to charities at Christmas and they are more likely to research their chosen charities before donating.”Read More
Which of these characteristics of Millennial leadership do you possess? Which areas represent places for personal growth?Read More
In Celebration of Discipline, Richard Foster observed that “In contemporary society our Adversary majors in three things: noise, hurry, and crowds. If he can keep us engaged in ‘muchness’ and ‘manyness,’ he will rest satisfied.”Read More
If you want to connect with Millennials, help them to see how they can make a difference in the world.
How does your church “make a difference”? And how do you invite emerging generations to join in the effort, to help, and to understand how their work yields “good fruit” over time?Read More
A recent study by research group Universum looked at the leadership styles and workplace environments preferred by Generations X, Y, and Z. While their conclusions and recommendations were geared more toward a corporate work setting, there are many important insights for churches looking to better engage younger generations in their congregations.Read More
This past fall, I volunteered as a cabin leader for a middle school retreat with my church. I was assigned a cabin of 8th grade girls. During the weekend, one topic of conversation kept coming up during our cabin discussion time: what it looks like to share their faith with their friends and peers. They would ask, “We know we are supposed to talk about Jesus, but how?”Read More