Summary: Deciphering Between Generations

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Deciphering between different generations is something that fascinates our society today, and the labeling diction is constantly in everyday use. For example, generation Y, or millennials as they are often called, are one generation, ranging from 21 to 37 years old. There are also other categorized generations, like baby boomers, generation X and generation Z. Our society tends to stereotype generations when a majority of a particular one follows a sociological pattern. We can observe this in the protestant Christian church since there is an increasing struggle to keep millennials in attendance. While some churches are pursuing and hoping to pull their millennials back in attendance, these young adults are satisfied worshipping on their own terms. Though millennials might be drawn away from the traditional church, studies show that they still claim to be spiritually active.
Young adults themselves have claimed that the church is too judgemental, inauthentic, and shallow. They believe that they can be active in their community and spiritual without the traditional church. On the other
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“There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Gal. 3:28). Jesus wouldn’t have wanted a certain people group to be excluded, because he brought salvation for all people. This is why all believers should worship together, despite differences that generations may hold. The church needs to take action in this process, and truly be bold in the name of Christ. This does not mean that the church should compromise their beliefs, but rather help millennials truly understand the gospel and the mission of the church as a united body. “God’s love rescues sinners from destructive lives through the light of Christ; it does not leave people lost in the darkness of this world” (Monroe 6). The church needs to take responsibility in pulling millennials back into the

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