Photocredit: Jonathan Pearson
For awhile now, I have noticed a trend in many churches. As the years go by, my generation is slowly fading away. High school and college kids no longer desire to be in church. I have personally talked with many people I know who are in this “lost” group. Some of the major reasons that they do not attend church relates to authenticity. It sad to say, but I do not see much authenticity in churches today. It seems to me like the same routine.
In his post he mentions that this generation is:
- Interested in spritual matters
- Interested in working together
- Interested in relationships
- Interested in making an impact
- Interested in helping others…
but we’re not interested in what the majority of churches are doing.
I really encourage you to check out his post here for all the other great things he has to say.
God does not desire a routine or a way in which things “have always been done”. He desires a real relationship. The reason many of these individuals are frustrated with church is because they do not see church as a place to grow and share with others. Instead, it is more of a place that everyone comes together to do the “usual” on Sunday’s and Wednesday’s. It is really sad. This generation is lost. Nothing is going to bring them back unless the church shows some authenticity. My generation is not looking and searching for the most awesome church programs. We are searching for authenticity.
This generation does not want to stand in church and sing hymns that superficially get us “through” the worship part of the service. This generation wants to encounter God.
Maybe if the “church” would reach out to this generation by stepping out of the normal “routines” of church to show what Jesus desires from us, this generation could make a turn around.
What do you think?