Understanding and Nurturing the Millennial Soul
Members of the older generations sometimes find connecting with Millennials difficult and uncomfortable. This younger generation sometimes sees the church as simply a club looking for more members and money. Millennials tend to question authority and past traditions, which creates anxiety in Boomers and Xers. We will consider how to understand and relate to Millennials from unchurched backgrounds, as well as those who have grown up in the church but may have left. Are traditional Bible studies and worship effective in reaching the younger generation? How important is a relational element in the church, where these young adults can feel safe to talk, be themselves, and search spiritually without being judged? The workshop will include Millennials adding their own perspectives.