Myth of the Millennial: Connecting Generations in the Church
It’s no secret that Millennials are the least-churched generation in our nation’s history—and that they continue to leave the church in droves. And, sure, people in generations before did the same, but the problem today is that Millennials aren’t coming back.
In Myth of the Millennial, authors Rev. Ted and Chelsey Doering, Millennials themselves, invite you to connect with the Millennial generation—their generation, their peers. It’s simpler than you might think. And don’t worry, they won’t prescribe expensive building renovations or a new wardrobe for your pastor.
They do, however, explore common Millennial stereotypes in the hopes of helping other generations better understand this lost generation. They also offer ideas on how to build strong intergenerational relationships to better equip Boomers and Gen Xers to engage a generation that is generally apathetic and disinterested in the church. Because, ultimately, all this talk about Millennials and generations is not about upping church attendance for the sake of numbers—it’s about one generation leading another to Christ.
What People are Saying
“Loaded with the down-to-earth wit of authors who take the Gospel seriously and themselves lightly.”
—Rev. Matt Popovits, Pastor, of Our Saviour New York; Author of Tough Call: A Little Book on Making Big Decisions
“Explor[es] the Millennial generation without falling into over-generalizations or negative comparisons to previous generations.”
—Chris Paavola, Pastor of All Nations Church in University City, MO
“Ted and Chelsey write with a brave energy and a witty vitality.”
—Pastor Mark Hunsaker, Praise & Worship Lutheran Church, Branson, MO
“Engaging, humorous, solidly Biblical, Sacramental, refreshing, and insightful. I could not put it down.”
—Pastor Allan R. Buss, Senior Pastor, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Belvidere, IL
“Ted and Chelsey Doering help mend the generation gap with stories, questions, insight, honesty, and some sass. ”
—Michael W. Newman, Author of Hope When Your Heart Breaks: Navigating Grief and Loss and The Life You Crave: It’s All About Grace
“With humor and sincerity, Ted and Chelsey move us beyond stereotypes, allowing us to return to the hearts of actual people and their deep need for the Gospel. ”
—Brian West, Pastor for NextGeneration, Trinity Lutheran Church, Clinton Township, MI