JM03: Reaching Millennials In the Church


This episode is the second part in Jon's look at Millennials in the church. Jon gives ten characteristics of millennial-friendly churches. 

What does the Bible say about Millennials?

  1. The are made in God’s image (Gen. 1:27).
  2. They are sinful (Rom. 3:23).
  3. They are loved by Jesus (Rom. 5:8).
  4. We are called to make disciples of them (Matthew 28:18-19).
  5. They can be gifted by Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 12).
  6. They are our present and future (Ps. 78:4).

10 Characteristics of Millennial-friendly churches: 

  1. The Gospel
  2. Be Authentic
  3. Create Connections
  4. Create experiences
  5. Provide mentors, not maestros.
  6. Talk about Jesus instead of God
  7. Call people to be a part of something bigger
  8. Embrace social media
  9. Giveaway leadership in all areas of the church to Millennials
  10. Use Apologetics in every ministr