Adult Millennials are "Detached from Institutions, Networked with Friends."
Recent research shared by Pew highlights that today's emerging adults—the Millennial generation—are entering their adult lives with significantly different perspectives and dynamics than previous generations. Pew notes:
The Millennial generation is forging a distinctive path into adulthood. Now ranging in age from 18 to 33, they are relatively unattached to organized politics and religion, linked by social media, burdened by debt, distrustful of people, in no rush to marry— and optimistic about the future.
Interested in Millennials? Be sure to read the full report—it's a good summary of large-level trends, and an interesting starting point for conversation with Millennials in your congregation.
Leadership Journal regularly equips Christian leaders with insight into working with emerging adults (often written by emerging adults). For three recent standouts, read "The Myth of the Average Millennial," "Farewell Franchise Ministry," and "The Millennial Man."
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