What Are Young Families Looking for in Church and Worship?
January 4, 2023
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What are some specifics on what the young families are looking for in worship and a church as a whole?
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Great question, one that many churches are asking!
First, it is important to understand the demographics of your community and general church attendance trends . Barna is a great source of research, primarily for U.S. data. For example, this article: https://www.barna.com/research/church-attendance-2022/
For practical tips, there are lots of resources online. For example this article is helpful: https://www.illustratedministry.com/2018/more-young-families-to-church-on-sundays/
I would love to hear what others have experienced.
I can't speak for all young families, but can speak for my own young family.
a place where we know and are known (on a first-name basis)
a place where we can bring our broken selves and find hope
a place where we can worship in spirit and truth
a place where our hearts are set on Kingdom things
a place where ALL are fully welcomed and included (children, all abilities, all backgrounds)
My wife and I were looking for the following, and stayed when we found:
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