God is Ridiculous

Ridiculously awesome, that is! Has God ever given you a promise that is 1000% absolutely, positively RIDICULOUS? Have you ever looked at Him and said, "What?" I have. In the past two years, God has given me a promise that is totally ridiculous. He has done the same thing recently for a close friend. People... Continue Reading →

Why Millennials?

Why Millennials? Our Generation can be the one that makes great change simply because we decide to do something. It’s not that other generations haven’t done something or caused great change; it’s that millennials feel maybe it’s time to accelerate such change or perhaps alter the course of the change. If you are trying to... Continue Reading →

Millennials Are More Than A Target Market

21st Century Sojourner

Young Men and Women of Different Ethnic Groups

Here is some breaking news for all those congregations trying to market their ministry to reach Millennials.

 

Millennials are people.  They are more than a group to target market. They are not just a set of numbers that add to the gross national product.  Millennials are the salvation of the local church. They are not a bunch of group marketing test subjects. They do not all think alike anymore that Generation X’s are all the same. Millennials are not a bunch of whiney, entitled, self-centered adults as some in my generation have pegged them.  What this generation offers to the world is a passion and knowledge base not seen in previous generations.  They are people who have hurts, pain, struggles, and an ambition for a better life for their families.  In that regard, they are like everyone else. To understand this talented group, you need to stop reading studies…

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The Millennial Church: How I Envision It

NEWSFLASH!!! Millennials really don’t like church. Its seems like the more time we spend in church, the less and less it has for us. We have to get up early. On a SUNDAY. That’s a weekday! The day before MONDAY! And we get there, and we walk in feeling like the whole church is filled... Continue Reading →

Wildly Out of Context? Revelation 3:16

I hear this passage taken out of context all the time: Revelation 3:16, which says “Because you are lukewarm – neither hot nor cold – I am about to spit you out of my mouth.” Okay... what is being “lukewarm”? The way I often hear this interpreted: God is saying, “Reject me or accept me,... Continue Reading →

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