Letter to Millennials from the Frustrated Church

Editor’s Note: This letter appeared on a blog post I read from Keith Harvey, a pastor concerned about reaching Millennials, What we call “the lost generation”.

 Dear Millennials,millennials

This is the Church writing to you. We have been trying to reach you for decades, although admittedly with little to no success. We have tried all kinds of methods to connect with you.

We have dumped our traditional service, fired our organists and replaced them with a praise band leader and more edgy music. Still you do not come.

We have put away our suits and ties and dress more casually, yet you still do not come.

We have moved our worship service out of the sanctuary into the gym, added mood lighting, changed worship time to later on Sunday, and still you do not come.

We have abandoned the assigned Scripture readings for Sunday, and replaced them with sermon series more in touch with today’s challenges and you know what happened?  You still did not come.

So this is an open letter to youriptu with a simple plea. Help us figure you out.


The Frustrated Church

In his blog post Keith offered five suggestions to attract and keep Millennials. To read the full post, click here.

About Steve Sawyer

God blessed me with the gift of writing. Mom told me I wrote paragraphs in second grade when others were learning to write sentences. I spent more than three decades in professional writing gigs. For the past eight years I've combined my passion for writing with my love for the Lord. He and I write a Christ-centered, family-friendly blog to glorify God Monday-thru Friday at https://stevensawyer.wordpress.com/. My wife and I have four grown children and two precious granddaughters we co-parent with their mom. I'm a Galatians 2:20 disciple of Christ seeking to allow Christ to live His life in me, through me, and as me.
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