How Do Growing Churches Reach Young Families?

Episode #852
May 7, 2024
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There are good examples of growing churches reaching young families. What are they doing differently than others? Thom and Sam answer this question. There is more to this issue than being a large church in a growing suburb. Churches reaching young families come in a variety of sizes and locations.

    • The demographic reality of an aging population in the United States.
    • Millennials (and soon Gen Z) are starting families at an older age than previous generations.
    • The growing family church understands the worship “show” is less important than rhythms of discipleship and consistent programming.
    • The growing family church understands you have to focus on children to reach young families, which means investing in staff, facilities, and programs.
    • The growing family church understands the family unit is more diverse now than ever before.
    • The growing family church understands the reality of single parenting.
    • The growing family church has older generations willing to sacrifice their preferences for the sake of reaching children.


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