Monday, July 29, 2013

CNN Article: Millennials and the Church

Interesting and insightful piece on Millennial generation members. Well worth your reading.

Why Millennials are Leaving the Church

I think the author has a good pulse on "our" generation when she makes these points:

"Time and again, the assumption among Christian leaders, and evangelical leaders in particular, is that the key to drawing twenty-somethings back to church is simply to make a few style updates – edgier music, more casual services, a coffee shop in the fellowship hall, a pastor who wears skinny jeans, an updated Web site that includes online giving.

"But here’s the thing: Having been advertised to our whole lives, we millennials have highly sensitive BS* meters, and we’re not easily impressed with consumerism or performances..."

"What millennials really want from the church is not a change in style but a change in substance..."

Keep reading here

*Asterisk inserted here. I apologize for the colorful language but it came from the author herself. It would not be my preference of words if I had written the article.