So, just what is a millennial anyway? And do you qualify as one? Well, there are a few ways to find out. You could take this quiz, offered by the Pew Research Center. Or, to make things a bit simpler, you could just take a look at the year you were born, although different folks claim different dates. But, generally speaking, a millennial is anyone born between around 1980 to around 1992.
Google around a bit and you’ll find plenty of info on the identifying traits of a typical millennial: It’s typical for millennials to live with their parents. It’s normal for millenials to thrive on instant gratification, with short attention spans to match. Millennials are social-media-driven, career-focused multi-taskers. At least that’s what some folks have found.
And, according to some studies, millennials are leaving the Church.
This recent article by Rachel Held Evans on the CNN Belief Blog, “Why Millennials Are Leaving the Church,” provides some recommended reading on that very subject. “What millenials really want from the church is not a change in style but a change in substance,” writes Evans. “We want churches that emphasize an allegiance to the kingdom of God over an allegiance to a single political party or a single nation.”
What do you think?