At the same time, however, Christian leaders must first gain an understanding of their world, which is radically different than the world in which Baby Boomers grew up and came of age. Those who wish to engage this generation of 76 million Americans born between 1980 and 2000 should understand how Millennials connect to movements.
For example, this generation is used to multi-tasking. This includes learning via experience instead of lectures. People of this generation expect to be fully engaged in whatever they do. In addition, they learn by watching. Images speak much louder than books. According to some studies, Millenials view as many as 35 movies for each book they read.
Finally, for the younger generation, the world truly is a global village. Talking to China is old hat for them. This opens up the possibility of reaching the world with the gospel in ways never dreamed of by previous generations.
About Pastor John Wagner:
A respected Christian educator, Pastor John Wagner is has authored courses on the life of Jesus and the life of David for Faith Fellowship Ministries World Outreach Center's School of Ministry.