How Can a Church without Kids Reach Millennial Families with Kids?

Episode #97
June 13, 2019
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Our generational series continues today as we discuss the struggles and opportunities churches face when reaching younger families.

Episode Highlights:

  • To reach younger kids and grow a kids’ ministry, you first have to reach their parents. Third graders can’t drive.
  • Outside of prayer, the first thing ew need to do in revitalization is stop blaming others and accept responsibility.
  • If there are only a few young families in the church, don’t treat them as a separate class of people in the church.
  • Churches must give up the idols of personal preference and comfort.

The eight keys for reaching younger generations we discuss are:

  1. Abandon the fleeting hope of the silver bullet pastor.
  2. Abandon the fleeting hope of the silver bullet children or student minister.
  3. Stop the blame game.
  4. Connect with the Millennial parents.
  5. Many Millennials have a missional mindset.
  6. Seek a short-term transplant from another church.
  7. Give up the idols of tradition and personal preference.
  8. Pray. Pray. Then pray again.

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