Is the church ready for Generation Z? Maina Mwaura sat down with some members of the generation and many don’t believe the church is prepared.
They describe their generation as diverse, independent, creative, open-minded and accepting. But say they constantly struggling with anxiety and have a deserved reputation for a lack of work ethic.
Hear Gen Zers share their approach to truth and who influences their generation.
Most of them say “100 percent” of their friends support same-sex marriage.
Despite their frequent use of social media, they have a fear of “going viral.” One panelist said, “One dumb decision you make now could affect you for the rest of your life—because it doesn’t go away.”
As far as advice for the church, one member of the panel says congregations are a “place of refuge for the Christian and those who regularly attend church, but there’s room for improvement in reaching out to the community.”
MAINA MWAURA is a freelance journalist and minister who lives in the Atlanta area with his wife, Tiffiney, and daughter Zyan.
For more information on Generation Z, read our issue: “Generation Z: What can the church do to reach the most connected—and distracted—generation in history?”