Millennials are a topic of discussion for almost every major industry. Whether you're a parent trying to raise them, a pastor trying to reach them, or an employer trying to retain them, they're disruptive. As the largest living generation, millennials are one of the most studied, yet misunderstood, groups of our day. The chasm between generations is only getting wider.
Grant Skeldon, speaker and founder of the Initiative Network, pulls back the confusing statistics about millennials to reveal the root issue: it's not a millennial problem, it's a discipleship problem. Millennials are known for their struggle to hold jobs, they are reluctant to live on their own, and alarming numbers are migrating away from the church. Our culture is now feeling the results of a mentor-less, fatherless generation. How do you start discipling young people when you struggle to connect with them?
The Passion Generation is written by a millennial who will guide you beyond the stats of what millennials are doing, why they're doing it, and how we can all move toward healthy community. Blending wit, compassion, and startling insights, this book presents stories and studies drawn from Skeldon's years of working to bridge generational gaps. In his signature style, Skeldon presents researched strategies that will spark healthy connections, and practical methods that will help you disciple the millennials you love.
This book is your guide to understanding the millennials in your life who are seemingly reckless but far from hopeless, for the future of the church that depends on them.
Part 1: Discipling Millenials
- The Generation Gap
- What Millenials Want
- Passion, Purpose, and Provision
- The Church's Real Problem
- What You Count and What You Celebrate Create Your Culture
- The Four Arenas for Discipleship
- The Postures, Phases, and Stages of Discipleship
- Common Excuses for Neglecting Discipleship
- Five Qualities to Look for in a Disciple
- Discipleship Reformation
Part 2: What Millenials Look for In Church
- The Five Positions On A Dream Team
- Why Millennials Support Causes But Not The Church
- For The Mom Who Just Doesn't Know What To Do
- Fathers, Be Good To Your Families
- Fearful, Exciting Obedience
- Leveraging Our Differences