How in the World Do We Reach These Millennials?

The single largest group in the United States, as of now, is the group sociologists refer to as the Millennials.  While we have heard about and honored the “Greatest” generation, we seem to have no idea what to do about the “Millennial” one.  They are a struggling group.  They have seen amazing advances in technology, yet their iPhones have left them with an unsatisfying addiction to porn.  They have witnessed unparalleled prosperity, yet are painfully aware that a country trillions of dollars in debt cannot long survive.  They are recipients of more information, and more mis-information, than can be processed, and yet don’t know how to handle the unrest in their own hearts and souls. They have faced broken homes, same-sex marriages, and more entertainment than can be enjoyed.  They have battled everything from anorexia to porn to depression to a general feeling of dissatisfaction. They feel unloved and unsure of themselves and of their future.  They aren’t sure about God, but on the other hand have more questions than answers concerning the claims of science and atheism. Would it be safe to call them the “Broken” generation?  They truly are. Their homes and families are.  Their future is. Their “battles” have left them that way.  So has their education.  The question is this:  how do you reach this “broken” generation of Millennials?  Here are several suggestions: 

Simply put, it seems that this generation of Millennials want a Christianity that is far more than just a set of teachings to be obeyed. It is rather a PERSON to be followed!  After all, isn’t that what Christianity is anyway? May God help all of us to reach this new generation. It very well may become the REVIVAL generation! We hope so, don’t you? 

There will be a special track for the College Age group at this year’s Student Prayer Advance—"Plugged In", as well as tracks for the Middle and High School age groups. We believe your “Millennials” will greatly benefit from attending this event.  Evangelist John Goetsch will be one of our speakers for this event. Please make plans to bring your youth to this year's Advance. We are anticipating great things!  Click here for more information. 

You might also find this article by Harold Vaughan useful in understanding the issues our youth face today.  “Jumping Ship: Why Young People Leave The Church”

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  1. Lets teach them critical thinking, helping others for the sake of helping without promise of reward. Let us remove the prejudices of our fathers and be prideful of earned accomplishments. Let us show them that they are in control of their lives and are accountable for their actions and first and foremost to depend on themselves first. To believe in the power of ones self is the ultimate power.

    Reply to Joseph Coyle
  2. As one of these millennials (who has found my way to God's loving arms), I can say that you're spot on. I have to disagree with Roger though - music is another language that millennials speak fluently, and can be a VERY effective way of engaging us in worship to our Father.

    Reply to Jesse Couch
  3. Roger Whitley
    Feb 21, 2015 at 03:03 PM

    i agree with this except i have one area of concern and that is the area stated about the music. i would be very careful that all music glorifies Jesus Christ without mixing worldly , sensual music in the church or even encourage them to listen to this type of music.
    Thank you :-)

    Reply to Roger Whitley