THERE IS A SHIFT THAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN, ALMOST IMMEDIATELY. WE NEED TO STOP TALKING ABOUT, OBSESSING ABOUT AND SHAPING OUR YOUTH MINISTRIES AROUND MILLENNIALS.
ESPECIALLY THOSE OF US WORKING WITH STUDENTS IN THE “MIDDLE YEARS.”
WE NEED TO START DOING MINISTRY FOR GENERATION Z.
7. Generation Z Has fewer Helicopter Parents.
6. Generation Z Will Have Less Formal Continuing Education, Instead, they Will Seek Life Experience, Internships, and Apprenticeship.
5. Generation Z is full of Multi-Taskers with More Abilities to Accomplish More in Less Time.
DAN ISTVANIK is the 5th to 8th-grade pastor at Victory Church in Lancaster, PA. He has been working in youth ministry for over 20 years serving churches in Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Virginia. Besides serving in the local church setting he is also the youth ministry content writer for Parent Ministry.Net, along with being a contributor to a variety of other great youth ministry resources like Youthworker Journal, Group Magazine, Download Youth Ministry, and more. Additional he shares daily Jr. high/middle school ministry specific resources, and hints on his own blog “The Middle Years” at: WWW.MIDDLEYEARSMINISTRY.COM
This post is previously published by middleyearsministry.com.