"Our millennial children, as well as nonchurchgoing millennials, are both the church's greatest challenge and its most exciting new opportunity."--John Seel, PhD
Warning: There is a fundamental frame of reference shift in American society happening right now among young adults. You may think of this group as millennials--those born between 1980 and 2000--but millennials resist this label for good reason: the national narrative on them is pejorative, patronizing, and just plain wrong.
Here's what we do know:
It's unlikely that the evangelical church can survive if it is uniformly rejected by millennials, and yet:
What's next? Read on. John Seel suggests survival strategies--communication on-ramps for genuine human connection with the next generation. It can be done.