It’s a well known fact that Generation Z is highly adept at using technology, at times engaging online differently and with higher frequency than their Millennial predecessors. That trend is likely to continue and will have ramifications for how your church connects with emerging generations. How does your church presently use technology to connect with Generation Z?Read More
How’s the website?
Do you overwhelm visitors with stellar graphics, electric guitar, and lightning strikes?
Or is your current template labyrinthine and nearly impossible to navigate?
Gen Zers are choosing avenues of social connection that differ sharply from Millennials.Read More
Words have power, and how we use words is vital in reaching out to Millennials and Gen Zers. We’re called to use our words well, which means we should never speak condescendingly. Never.
Want to hear something odd?
There is a tech startup in Silicon Valley that is seeking to meet the needs of the “spiritual but not religious” crowd, and their founder, Tara-Nicholle Nelson, thinks there is a big market for this kind of service, particularly among Millennials. Nelson doesn’t want to start a church, and her vision is not specific to any religious tradition, but wants her phone app to be a means of therapy, or “soul comfort.”Read More
Leith Anderson, President of the National Association of Evangelicals, recently conversed with Dr. Jolene Erlacher, founder of Leading Tomorrow, an organization that “exists to equip a new generation of leaders, resource and inform experienced leaders, and develop inter-generational teams for influential and effective service in a rapidly changing culture.”Read More
Burlap “exists to help churches reach Millennials and Generation Z by weaving new stories of faith and culture.” We’re here to help pastors, congregations, and other church leaders connect with emerging generations and invite them into a life with God. That’s why we exist. We want to be obedient to Jesus and make disciples of all people, including those who, at present, aren’t all that interested in Christianity.Read More
The genius of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is its clarity and simplicity. You begin with basic human needs and move up, building as you go. At the bottom, we are reminded that every person needs their basic physiological needs met before they can move on to the next stage and begin to feel safe and secure.Read More
This blog post is the second in a series on how churches can think creatively about addressing the needs of Generation Z. We are using Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs as a springboard to consider how Christians can assess and address the physical, emotional, social, and aspirational needs of emerging generations, moving from the basics on up to the need for self-fulfillment.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