What the younger generation is looking for.........
With so many denomination leaders visiting this site since Wade Burleson and Marty Duren asked people to read my blog, I'm going to share with you what the younger generation is looking for. I think I can say this because I grew up in youth ministry. Also, I just recently left youth ministry. Many of my early students are now in their 30's. I know how to connect with them. I also worked with young adults in my last church. I have read extensively on this subject. In fact my passion is for young adults. I love everyone from birth to seniors, but I am passionate about the "lost generation" We see a disconnect in many of our churches in the 18-40ish range. Why?
The younger generation wants to be part of something bigger than themselves!It is that simple! They are tired of bickering. They grew up in homes where their parents fought all of the time. They are tired of seeing relationships fall apart. They want to go to church to be loved and accepted. They don't need dysfunction at church. When those of us in the younger generation (I am older edge) see gossip, slander, hatered, and intollerance, we don't want any part of it. Judges 2:10 says:
After that whole generation had been gathered to their fathers, another generation grew up, who knew neither the LORD nor what he had done for Israel.Please listen to us! If the SBC doesn't change its ways, there will no longer be a generation who knows the SBC or what God did for it.
posted by Kevin Bussey at 2/21/2006 08:58:00 AM