Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y and Millennials are just some of the more common names given to the generations growing up in America over the past half century or so.
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If you’re the parent of a millennial, it’s possible you could have teenagers and 30 somethings living in your home together. Like it or not, our future depends on this generation. Our guest today, Dr. Jolene Erlacher, helps us understand how you can affectively understand your millennial.
Dr. Jolene Erlacher is also the author of the book, Millennials in Ministry, which we cover on today’s program. She also founded the organization Leading Tomorrow with the goal of training churches, schools, and other groups in the area of effective intergenerational leadership.
How You Can Effectively Raise Your Millennials
There are a lot of parents still trying to figure out their teenagers and young adults these days. And with so many millennials leaving the church, there’s a concern that this generation will not be adequately equipped to perpetuate the Gospel to future generations. Jolene, Rich and I discuss the following:
- What is a millennial
- How millennials can prepare for ministry
- Should we view the culture as a mission field
- Is there a lack of ownership in the millennial generation
- How does the generation gap effect your relationship with your teen
- How does postmodernism influence millennials
- What you can do to motivate teens as they approach adulthood
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Conversation Starter: What are some steps you can take to affectively understand your millennial?