Millennials are one of the hot topics in the Church right now. There are numerous books, articles, and blogs that touch on the subject. There are articles why they leave. There are articles about why they stay. There are articles about making worship more entertaining to attract them, or keeping it traditional and your current young adults won’t leave. Pretty much, there are articles supporting and refuting any side of the argument.
Why do I bring this up? Because I want to follow the fad? Nope. I’m not really a follow-the-crowd type of gal. Recently, I had a transition in my career and this topic-- millennials and the Church-- is something that meets me at the office door literally every day.
For the past six years I’ve been in the traditional church setting. Not traditional in the sense of type of worship-style traditional. Traditional, as in a congregational setting; four walls, a sanctuary, cradle to grave ministry. However, this January, I began a new journey and am now serving at a Wichita State University campus ministry. It has been some of the most exciting, fun-filled, and busy months I have had in ministry!
So in this post, I don’t offer a lot of knowledge about technology and the Church, but I am going to take this post to be real. I’d like to share with you some of the struggles I’ve had and things I’ve learned the last few months, while changing my perspective and approach to communication:
So you see, I’m coming at this blog writing from an entirely new perspective. I myself am a millennial (depending on which article you read). Although, I am on the very tail-end of the generation. Over the next few months, I am going to interview and post about the Church and millenials; specifically college-aged young adults.
How can the Church better communicate to and serve college-age adults? I’m going to ask you to email me in the next few weeks your questions. What do you want to hear from college-age students? What things do you want to know about their perspective in the Church?