The oldest members of Gen Z are just entering college and the work force. Today, we discuss a recent Wall Street Journal article on Gen Z and the generation’s implications on the church.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Instagram is generally the social media network of choice for Millennials and Gen Z.
- Gen Z gets its news from social media, not from traditional media.
- The next generation of people are on social networks. If churches want to reach them well, they must be on social networks as well.
- Even with an increased digital presence, younger generations still need in-person community.
The five Gen Z traits we discuss are:
- Gen Z does not distinguish between digital and IRL.
- Facebook is out; Instagram is in.
- Gen Z gets its news from social media.
- Gen Z’s appetite for reading is surprising.
- This generation worries about tech addiction.
Resources mentioned in today’s podcast
- Church Answers
- Gen Z’s 7 Lesson for Surviving in Our Tech Obsessed World
- Reaching Millennials and Gen Z
Rainer on Leadership is a member of the LifeWay Leadership Podcast Network
Vanderbloemen Search Group is the premier pastor search firm dedicated to helping churches and ministries build great teams. They’ve helped thousands of churches just like yours find their church staff and are uniquely geared to help you discern who God is calling to lead your church.
For more information, visit WeStaffTheChurch.com.
Today’s episode is sponsored by Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Be sure to check out Midwestern’s Doctorate of Ministry Degree. The D.Min. is an advanced degree preparing students for leadership in local churches and denominational service. It is also fully attainable in hybrid format which means you don’t have to move to pursue the degree.
Find out more at mbts.edu/dmin.
If you have a question you would like answered on the show, fill out the form on the podcast page here on Church Answers.