At more than 78 million strong, the Millennials—those born between 1980 and 2000—have surpassed the Boomers as the largest generation in America. They are also the least-churched generation in our nation’s history. However, those Millennials who are churched are some of the most committed. Dr. Rainer discussed how we can engage, disciple, and activate this generation in our local churches for kingdom advancement.
- The Largest Generation – More than 78 Million live births from 1980-2000.
- The Lost Generation – Our best estimate is that just 15% of the Millennials are Christians.
- The Unchurched Generation – About 20% of Millennials attend church at least twice a month.
- The Relational Generation – Relationships are key to Millennials.
- The Mentee Generation – Mentoring is desired by Millennials.
- The High Expectations Generation – They want to be at a church that makes a difference in its community and the world.
- The Stewardship Generation – This generation asks “What are we doing with our resources and are they being used in the best way and to God’s glory?”
- The Committed Generation – They are committed to that about which they are passionate.
- The Cross-generational Generation – They desire to learn from those who have been there and have experience.
- The Generation of Opportunity – There is a great challenge in reaching Millennials, but the opportunity is greater. Millennials are the largest mission field in American history. It’s up to us to reach them with the gospel.
For more information about the Millennial generation, see The Millennials: Connecting to America’s Largest Generation