Posts Tagged ‘millennials’

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

Hardcore Catholic Millennials Comments 0

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Much has been written about the Millennials, the generation born in the 1990s — or as early as the 1980s and I suppose as late as the new millennium which gives them their name. You can find articles about their political views, their work habits, and their buying trends. You can also find complaints from Read more

Church-speak clichés that rile millennials Comments 0

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Kristin Lenz, born 1983, says, “I hold within me both cynicism and hope. I left the church. I came back. Speaking about the millennial general she says, “For some of us, the clichés are still maddening and alienating.” Recently she asked her followers online for the five church clichés that they tend to hate the most. These Read more

For these millennials, faith trumps relativism Comments 0

Friday, August 19th, 2011

At first glance, studies such as Pew’s 2010 report “Religion Among the Millennials” seem to indicate that young Catholics (age 18-29) exemplify their generation’s tendency toward religious indifference. They are less likely to attend Mass weekly, pray daily, consider religion “very important” than Catholics 30 and older. Yet the millennial Catholics who do practice and Read more