All This Stuff about Worship & Millennials
It seems the blogosphere (and hence my Facebook wall) have been swarmed of late by members of the up & coming Millennial generation who want to inform church leaders how they should be “doing church” to attract “people like us.” Yes, I’m a member of said generation and, yes, this is yet another post on that subject. Only, I’m actually wanting to point you to the best, most reliable article I’ve found on the subject.
But before I get to that, there’s a question that begs answering: Why does this subject even matter? Or actually: Why should one generation have influence like this over how we approach our worship gatherings?
First, it matters a lot to smaller “blue collar” churches, especially, because many of us are seeing our church demographics getting awfully lopsided in age and the writing seems to be on the wall…we’ll get younger or we’ll dwindle away.
Second, it is–believe it or not–the biggest generation.
Third, what this generation stands for in regard to worship actually does bring some much needed perspective and balanced direction to our worship planning.
Ok, I’ll stop blathering and point you to the article. As I mentioned, it’s the most reliable article I’ve found on the subject because–rather than representing one Millennial’s perspective–it is based on significant, scientifically accurate research of many within that generation.
Enjoy: What Worship Style Attracts the Millenials? by Thom Rainer
After reading, do you think his 3 big takeaways are worth pursuing in your church & ministry?
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