Over the past few years, the mainline church has seen a dramatic decline in church membership and attendance. Many leaders look around their sanctuary each Sunday and see pews full of seniors yet wonder where all the young people have gone. Thankfully, many have expressed their deep concern over the continuing rise of the un-churched and de-churched and are beginning to consider how to best serve and reach millennials.
As a millenial myself, I’ve seen some really great articles and research that speaks to the very heart of our generation. In fact, one of the most beautiful truths about millenials is that they don’t just want to come to church, they want to BE the church in the world. Below I have included some of the best resources that I have found. I hope that they may be of use to anyone–lay member or clergy, who hopes to serve, nurture, and ultimately show the love of Jesus to this generation that has such a bright future.