Young people today have been marketed to all their lives, and they can see past gimmicks and tricks. They don’t need church to pretend to be something it’s not – an entertainment venue, a relationship course, a nightclub. They find it refreshing to enter a building which openly proclaims itself as a worship space, to take part in ceremonies and rhythms which unashamedly focus on worship. They’ve swapped the salesman’s pitch for simple sacraments.In an era of continuous rapid change, young people are seeking to feel grounded and connected to their past. In the midst of chaotic change and technology, there is a strong desire to be rooted and grounded in traditions of the past.What do Millennials want to learn at a Confessional Lutheran Convention? The top three items include:
- Study of the Historical Lutheran Liturgy
- Study the Book of Concord
- Confessional Lutheran Meets Today’s Social IssuesMillennials are leaving churches in droves; why don’t we give them what they want?1/3 of American adults under 30 state they have no religious affiliation and 88% of the religiously unaffiliated say they’re not looking for a religion that is right for them.