Posts Tagged ‘millennials’

For millennials, mysticism shows a path to their home faiths Comments 0

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Anthony Graffagnino describes himself spiritually as both frustrated and curious. A Pentecostal turned Unitarian, the 28-year-old Graffagnino said he’s had his fill with “stale and dead expressions of faith that I saw really doing nothing to better the people around me or the world around me.” Discovering the Christian mystical tradition through the work of Read more

Catholic parish dos and don’ts from millennials Comments 0

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

A Boston Herald story announced, “Millennials making their way back to church,” and focused on Catholic parishes in Boston that are seeing more millennials at Mass. The report gave me an idea: Why not ask millennials that I know what attracts — or repels — them from parish life? If my focus group ruled the Read more

Christian millennials think evangelising others is wrong Comments 0

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Evangelising others is wrong, say 47 percent of Christian millennials. A study conducted by the Barna Group found Christian millennials think it is especially wrong to share their personal beliefs with someone of a different faith “in hopes they will share the same faith.” Read more Related Posts:Rising abortion rate for Auckland millennials could…North Koreans Read more

10 reasons churches are not reaching Millennials Comments 0

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Many people are pessimistic about Millennials, but I believe the next generation is poised to transform the culture (and the world) for the good. For many churches and leaders, however, Millennials are (to borrow from Winston Churchill) “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” I would agree with Churchill’s statement on some levels, but the Read more

Millennials world-wide flocking to C3 church – started by a couple from Masterton Comments 1

Monday, May 1st, 2017
C3 Church

The C3 church was begun by a couple from Masterton. It has gone from one small church to more than 450 churches in 64 countries, including New Zealand. Christian City Church, better known as C3, has its origins in a church started up in Sydney by a New Zealand couple Phil and Chris Pringle in 1980. Read more

Want millennials back in the pews? Stop trying to make church ‘cool.’ Comments 0

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Bass reverberates through the auditorium floor as a heavily bearded worship leader pauses to invite the congregation, bathed in the light of two giant screens, to tweet using #JesusLives. The scent of freshly brewed coffee wafts in from the lobby, where you can order macchiatos and purchase mugs boasting a sleek church logo. The chairs Read more

Millennials want a messy, earnest discussion about family Comments 0

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

By most accounts, Pope Francis wants the synod on the family to be a messy, earnest affair — high on dialogue and low on posturing. By most accounts, Pope Francis wants the synod on the family to be a messy, earnest affair — high on dialogue and low on posturing. The Oct. 5-19 extraordinary Synod Read more

Ways in which Millennials shape local congregations Comments 0

Friday, August 15th, 2014

They are the largest generation in history. In the United States alone, they number more than 78 million, even larger than the seemingly ubiquitous Boomers. They are the Millennials. They are changing our nation, our world, and our churches. For the purpose of today’s post, I want to focus on changes they are already bringing Read more

Marriage and Millennials Comments 0

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Anya Tate-Manning, 33, has been with her partner, James, for “about five years” now. That she has to stop and think about it for a moment, counting backwards to when they first got together, is telling of their level of commitment – there’s no self-conscious mental tallying of months like there is by those on Read more

Young millennials want authentic, quality worship most Comments 0

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Millennials, young people born between 1980 and 2000, want neither conservative nor contemporary worship styles, according to US researchers. The style of worship is not their primary focus, wrote Dr Thom Rainer in the Christian Post. Their focus is on theologically rich music, authenticity and quality in worship, which reflects adequate preparation in time and Read more