Let me get straight to the purpose. Why are so many children not attending church?
The largest purpose is that this – their mother and father should not attending church.
Kids do not drive themselves to church. Their mother and father deliver them and so when mother and father do not attend church, neither do their youngsters.
Millennials are the younger mother and father in your group. And Millennials are strolling away from the church. For them, not attending church is just not huge deal.
According to analysis knowledge from George Barna, church attendance is the bottom in current historical past, and most drastic amongst Millennials (22- to 35-year-olds).
Only 2 in 10 Americans underneath 30 consider attending a church is essential or worthwhile (an all-time low).
59 p.c of Millennials raised in a church have dropped out.
35 p.c of Millennials have an anti-church stance, believing the church does extra hurt than good.
Millennials are the least seemingly age group of anybody to attend church (by far).
So how can we flip this round? How can we attain Millennial mother and father? How can we assist Millennials see the significance of taking their youngsters to a neighborhood church?
Give them a voice. Millennials wish to be a part of shaping the way forward for the church. Give them alternatives to guide and serve.
Show them the cash. Millennials have been instructed to present 10% of their earnings to the church. But the Millennial era would not belief establishments. They have seen the monetary corruption that generally will get into the church. They wish to see the place their tithe goes and the influence it’s making.
Mentor them. Relationships is a giant deal to Millennials. They need somebody who will stroll via the powerful components of life with them as a substitute of simply “preaching” at them.
Let them lead. Millennials wish to make a distinction. They wish to be a part of a motion that can change the world. Give them these alternatives.
Make your church a spot the place children like to be. You wish to get to the purpose the place children are dragging their mother and father to church as a substitute of the other. If we do not attain the subsequent era of fogeys and their youngsters, our church buildings will ultimately have to shut their doorways for good. Look at church buildings throughout the nation and you’ll solely see a handful of younger mother and father scattered in most church buildings. The largest majority of adults who attend church have gray hair.
- Millennial mother and father do not make church a precedence. They attend considerably persistently. Maybe a couple of times a month.
- Their youngsters (Gen Z) solely attend Christmas and Easter providers.
- The youngsters of Gen Z don’t attend church in any respect.
If you wish to attain Gen Z and Gen Alpha youngsters with the Gospel, then you have to additionally deal with reaching their Millennial mother and father.
It’s so simple as this – no younger mother and father = no youngsters = no future.