In my workplace, I interact with people from all over the world nearly every day. I have the opportunity to engage with people who look differently than me, live in places far away from my own home, and speak languages I do not understand.Read More
What is a “None?” And where did they come from?Read More
One of the most common strategies for reaching Millennials is to think big. Big gatherings. Big budgets. Big personalities. Big stage. Big hype.
Instead, think small.Read More
Social media networking can’t replace the connections and spiritual growth that our culture provides, but it can, and does, accentuate it. As conversations about politics, social justice, religion, sports, entertainment, and the mundane continue to grow online, every outward detail of our lives can find a place in social networking.Read More
If you’re reading this article, you’re probably aware of the generational gap in so many churches. Whether you’re a baby boomer trying to work with a generation that seems challenging to understand, or a millennial trying to earn the favor of an older generation that seems set in their ways, the generational gap is a real thing. And sometimes this gap can act like a language barrier. When you say the following phrases, millennials hear something else. So without further ado:Read More
If you are a church leader trying to reach millennials, you are training for a marathon. The statistics show that millennials are less interested in church then any previous generation (for a lot of good reasons, frankly), and that, combined with a number of other factors, makes reaching millennials a challenge.
But I love a challenge. And, hopefully, you do too.Read More
Despite drifting from formal religion after entering adulthood, Filipovic’s early life exposure to Christianity left a resonance she believes is shared widely among millennial nones: a longing for “community, connection, devotion. Something like church, without the church part.”Read More
There are many more ways to engage college students than just the five I will bring. I highlight these five, as they have been critical in my ministry to college students over the years. In this last of a five-part series I discuss the importance of offering freebies without strings attached.Read More