A lot of attention is being paid to Millennials or Generation Y and the way these young adults are impacting the future of the church. In this Huffington Post Blog post, Daniel Cox added his perspective to the conversation.
He writes, “The increasing number of Americans raised in nonreligious homes presents a significant challenge to churches. Instead of luring back those who were once part of a religious community, they now face the prospect of trying to attract those with no formative religious experiences to draw on. Moreover, Americans with no formative religious experience often have very different expectations and attitudes about religion that are drawn not from personal experience in church, but from the views of friends, family, and also popular culture.”
If the goal of new churches is to make disciples, then how will this reality impact how these new churches take shape?