Assumptions about Gen Z the Church Needs to Stop Making
By David Johansen
Recently Drew and I went to the Maven Conference, which focused primarily on equipping parents and youth leaders to reach Gen Z. If you’re like me and never payed attention to the catchy names people use for age groups like Millennials or Gen X, Gen Z mostly refers to kids who are right now in elementary through high school.
A recurring theme and question throughout the conference was “Is the church preparing children for a world that no longer exists?” There are plenty of ministries, studies, and groups dedicated to helping our youth. But something is going wrong, given the numbers of kids leaving the church and Christianity altogether. There are many factors that contribute to that. One that often goes overlooked is that many in the church don’t realize what the current culture looks like for this generation. So I thought it might be good to break down 2 assumptions about Gen Z that the church and parents need to stop making…