The Z’s….. It’s not a Sleeping Giant.
Who are the Z’s and how can the church reach this distracted generation?
Each new generation of people gains a new name and exhibits certain characteristics. For instance, the Baby-Boomer generation is named after the group of people who was born between 1946-1964. They received this name because birth rates spiked after WWII, therefore their generation was deemed that title by sociologists. They also have certain characteristics that represent them, though not everyone shares these. Some characteristics of Baby Boomers are: hard working, mentally tough, and resourceful. Knowing about the generation has helped churches and society meet needs within this large group of people.
So, who are the people who identify as Generation Z? Generation Z is often characterized as those people born in 1996 and later. This group of people has been labeled a “distracted” group of people. One couldn’t imagine why! They are characterized primarily by the “glowing screens in their hands, and the addiction to social media apps.” Parenting and ministering to this group of people can often be challenging, and yet full of hope. According to the Facts and Trends Magazine, this group of people are quite open to church and faith. The next couple of posts will highlight some characteristics of the Generation Z. In order to give some insights and tips on how to understand and best reach this generation.
(To read the whole article see: “Catching Some Z’s” article on Facts and Trends magazine: https: https://factsandtrends.net/2017/09/29/genz-single-page/