Reconnecting with Millennials

Reconnecting with Millennials

Reconnecting with Millennials

These resources are recommended by Center for Congregations workshop presenter, author and consultant Mike McHargue. McHargue facilitated the workshop Reconnecting With Young Adults in September 2017 and April 2018. For additional resources, contact the Center at 866-307-2381 or check out the Congregational Resource Guide at http://thecrg.org/.

Seel, John. "The Rise of the New Copernicans" (blog). 2016. Accessed 9/22/2017
http://www.evangelicalsforsocialaction.org/spiritual-life/think-different/
This article explores the difference in how Millennials view the world and social consciousness. It provides helpful insight into some of the prominent features that set the new generation apart from earlier generations.

"New Copernicans."  Windrider Institute. Accessed 9/22/17 
http://www.windriderforum.info/new-copernicans-series/
This video series explores how the Millennial generation see the world and how this is different from other generations. This series will be helpful in aiding congregations in understanding how Millennials think and behave differently from previous generations.

Sinek, Simon. "The Golden Circle". You Tube. 18 minutes 34 seconds. 2009. Accessed 9/21/2017. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMOlfsR7SMQ
This Ted Talk from Sinek’s book “Start with Why” articulates the difference between value-based and feature-based communication. This difference is important as it relates to understanding how people view and relate to organizations. Understanding the difference may help your congregation communicate more effectively.

Green, John. "Why the Word "Millennial" Makes Me Cringe" (blog) Accessed 9/22/2017. 
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/01/stop-patronising-young-people-and-start-listening
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSGqz_SE1uM
The blog and accompanying video provide helpful insight from a member of the Millennial generation as to why the term “millennial” can be a frustrating identifier.

Click here to see Mike McHargue's workshop presentation.