Podcast Episode #443
Chris Martin, the Millennial Evangelical, joins us to discuss Ministering to Millennials and how your church can better equip and engage Millennials.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Systematic theology and classical theological training are more popular with Millennials than previous generations.
- We are seeing more theological interest in laity from Millennials than other generations.
- The church is a family—it should act like one.
- It’s hard to hate someone you’re praying for.
About Ministering to Millennials and Chris Martin
What if I told you that you could fill your church with Millennials in three easy steps? I’d be lying, that’s what. What if I recommended you simply add some mood lighting to your worship, order some organic, fair trade coffee for your baristas, wear lots of plaid on stage, and then you’d have Millennials lining up to worship Jesus? Nope. Still lying. But what if I told you that by considering cultural trends and proclaiming the gospel, your church may have more opportunities to reach and equip Millennials than you do now? Now we might be onto something.
Chris Martin is a content strategist at LifeWay Christian Resources, a co-founder of LifeWay Social, and leader of the youth at City Church in Murfreesboro, TN. He founded MillennialEvangelical.com in 2014 to help pastors better understand, reach, and equip Millennials.
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