What are you doing to connect Millennials? You know the generation, right? Sometimes referred to as “Generation Y”. Everyone seems to have their own idea about the actual years included in the generation, but if we say they were born between 1982 and 2004, they are roughly 10 to 32 years old today. And by the way…there are over 80 million of them in the U.S. alone.
It helps me to think about the Millennial generation in two main brackets: 16-24 and 25 to 34. Can you picture them?
You can learn a lot about them from Barna’s Millenials Project. For example,
“The first factor that will engage Millennials at church is as simple as it is integral: relationships. When comparing twentysomethings who remained active in their faith beyond high school and twenty-somethings who dropped out of church, the Barna study uncovered a significant difference between the two. Those who stay were twice as likely to have a close personal friendship with an adult inside the church (59% of those who stayed report such a friendship versus 31% among those who are no longer active). The same pattern is evident among more intentional relationships such as mentoring—28% of Millennials who stay had an adult mentor at the church other than their pastor, compared to 11% of dropouts who say the same.” 5 Reasons Millennials Stay Connected to the Church
But…my question today is what are you doing to connect them?
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