If a church is more interested in protecting traditions than it is in creating a future, then it will most likely fail to attract young people…
At least that’s been my experience.
If a church is interested in attracting young people, then it must think strategically about doing so…
After all, they are the future…
Here are 5 ways a church can attract young people:
Value their ideas – Young people will want to do some things differently. Give them a voice and access to authority.
Give them a place to serve – Find ways that let young people assist others. It’s a huge value for them.
Be genuine with them – Young people can spot the phonies. Let them see that you are real.
Love them – Young people want to sense they are loved….even when they mess up.
Guide them – Young people want direction and they want to learn from your experience. (Just share it in the context with the other 4 points.)
What would you add to my list?