Your church wants to connect, serve, evangelize, and equip emerging generations. You know Millennials and members of Generation Z are increasingly disconnected from Christianity. Perhaps children who grew up in your congregation are now “de-churched.” Maybe you are concerned with reaching the “unchurched.” What do you call the people you are trying to reach?Read More
The Millennial generation is made up of over 75 million Americans and according to Brookings they are unlike any generation that has come before them. They are more diverse and more educated, but less likely to own a home and more likely to be in poverty. They marry later in life and are more likely to live in cities.Read More
The Barna Group partnered up with Seed Company to research current knowledge of “The Great Commission.” Have you heard of the Great Commission?
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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
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
Churches differ from business and corporations (and so they should), but are at times guilty of using similar messaging approaches which present Christianity like a consumer product. The result is a distortion which could lead to disillusionment, and disillusionment could eventually yield disbelief.Read More
We are all aware of the conversations and statistics surrounding the apparent departure of youth and young adults from our churches. Some do return, of course. But what about those who don’t? Here are some ideas to help you begin thinking differently about this important issue.Read More
40% of Millennials said they go to church for the sermon When…Read More
46% of Millennials said Jesus’ compassion for those in need…Read More
Nearly 50% of Millennials say their parents are who most closely…Read More