In this episode, Matt Heer talks about what it looks to engage GenZ and how middle school pastors and leaders can share the gospel with them. We talk about trends and research concerning GenZ and how that has translated practically into his ministry at Saddleback Church.

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What Your Church Needs to Know About Gen Z

Characteristics of Gen Z

  1. Most diverse generation
  2. First post-Christian generation
  3. The loneliest generation
  4. Have a huge desire for belonging and significance – they want to be a part of something that matters.
  5. Socially conscious – they care deeply about the environment and social justice

Engaging GenZ

  1. Help them learn how to be Christians online
  2. Be authentic “influencers” for students
  3. Tell more stories

Action Items

  1. Brainstorm teaching to GenZ
  2. Tell more stories of students
  3. Do something on YouTube

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