How To Engage The Youth Of Today

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When you look around at your church, how many younger members come every week? It’s important to learn how to engage the youth of today so you have regular members in the future. Churches often struggle to connect with kids and teens. It’s kind of like trying to be the cool parent but still not fully understanding what these younger members truly need from you. You don’t have to give up on them. They still need guidance from church leaders and members. It’s just learning the right ways to engage them. Problems Connecting With Younger Members One of the biggest …

How To Encourage Millennials To Be Active In Your Congregation

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Getting millennials into your church is only half the battle. The second part is trying to encourage millennials to be active members. You may find that they attend services, but rarely volunteer or become a part of smaller worship groups. This doesn’t mean they’re not interested, though. The key is learning what millennials want and how to appeal to their interests. When you do that, you’ll have active Millennials in your church. Find Things They’re Interested In Honestly, this applies to all generations. Think about school for a moment. You were probably far more active in classes you were interested …

Church Leadership – Working With Millennials

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Working with millennials might sometimes seem like trying to suddenly speak a foreign language, but it’s not nearly as difficult as it might seem. Actually, as church leaders, it’s a great opportunity to better understand millennials and become the type of leader they need. It’s a learning experience on both sides, but well worth the effort. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to work and worship alongside this generation once you figure out what they’re looking for in a church. Make Them Feel Involved You might see millennials on their phones all the time and think they aren’t …

Why Leading The Unchurched Is Never Easy

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Leading the unchurched may not always seem easy, simply because the benefits of your church might not be as obvious to them as it is to you. Most unchurched people aren’t opposed to attending church, but they have to find the right fit for their needs. This means listening to those needs and finding ways your church can help meet their needs. The most important thing to remember is to take the time to understand unchurched people. In many cases, they’re just looking for a church that is open to their questions about faith. It’s Difficult To Build Trust With …

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How To Make Your Church’s Technology Engaging to Millennials

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It’s a problem that churches face every day – millennials are leaving and not coming back. This disturbing trend comes from millennials wanting something different from their church. Their lifestyles are different now and they want to be part of a community that reflects those differences. While many churches try to appeal to millennials with fun technology, your church’s technology needs to be engaging to millennials. Luckily, that’s not nearly as difficult as you might think. Keep Technology Relevant Tech trends change rapidly and millennials pay close attention to trends. Why else would they stand outside in the pouring rain …