Millennials and the Church

As churches around the Northwest turn an additional focus toward integrating young adults into church mission, consider these graphics.

One graphic reveals the huge disparity between age groups in the average population and those represented by North American Adventists. Adventist congregations have significantly more elders and baby boomers and far fewer Gen Xers and millennials.1*

The other shows that Adventist millennials are significantly more likely than average Christian millennials to feel their church is doubtless, exclusive, antiscience, overprotective, shallow and repressive.

How should our church respond to these disparities? Read this issue’s feature to find out how six Oregon Conference churches are seeking to remain true to the Adventist mission while integrating young adults into that mission.

  • 1. Data shared in both graphics from "Millennial Matrix" report by Benjamin Lundquist, North American Division young adult consultant.
  • * Millennials: those born from the early 1980s to early 2000s.
March 03, 2015 / Intersections