Sep 14, 2017
Episode 163: The Silent Epidemic
Evaluating Millennials in Ministry
Today, Jessie Cruikshank joins us to talk about the Silent Epidemic and evaluating Millennials in Ministry. We will discuss Generation Z and Millennials and the key to reaching the next generation.
Jessie CruikShank // Director of leadership development, Gateway District of the
FourSquare Denomination // @yourbrainbyjess
- Millennials are not lasting in their ministry positions. Used to be 2 years but now turn over is averaging 6-9 months.This is affecting the next generation (Gen Z) which is currently in college.
- Youth groups are falling off the map in churches potentially because of this.
- Millennials are no longer in college they have graduated.
- Gen Z – socially connected, believe that their lives belong to God, have values and want to live them out.
- Leaders can develop Gen Z by:
- Giving them space for them to lead
- Clear expectations
- Coaching/mentoring, Models to look up to
- We need to give clear expectations to Gen Z and Millennials
- Millennials and GenZ are affected by the economic crash of 2008.
- They don’t expect things to last.
- They don’t volunteer for mentorship, but they want it.
- Bring people alongside you to build them up for the next generation.
- Teach them what you currently are learning.
- Think about legacy from the beginning.
- They know if you are using them to gain something.
- Try asking a question rather than posing an idea.
- Your calling will change throughout your life.
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