Margaret Feinberg is an up-and-coming Christian voice who speaks at churches and conferences. She has also written more than a dozen books, most recently The Sacred Echo. BCL's Rachel Willoughby asked her to share about reaching the next generation, finding your gift, and false perceptions.
You've written and thought a lot about the generation of recent college graduates and the difficult transition to adulthood. What can church leaders do to better support twenty-somethings?
One of the most important things church leaders need to recognize is how much the world has changed over the last few decades. In 1970, the average age at marriage was around 22 years old. Today it's pushing 28, so many young adults are no longer graduating with what I like to call the "MRS Degree." They're graduating from high school or college unmarried and most likely saddled with debt. They no longer just a need a job, they need a career.
When these young adults come to church, they see activities in the bulletin ...1