(Ages 18-34 a.k.a. Millenials)
This group has grown up with technology and are engaged with it for 12 hours/day on average. Millenials value relationships with others more than institutions, which is why they may not be crossing the threshold of your parish as often as other groups. They do, however, crave authenticity and respond to ideas that involve active learning. Millenials are not afraid to ask the big questions and are always seeking the truth.
(Ages 35-54 a.k.a. Generation X)
Generation X is actively involved in the community and values stable commitments. Many are juggling the raising of their own children while starting to care for their parents. Traditions, family, and mentoring are prominent in their lives. Members of this group are always seeking deeper meanings and crave authentic religious experiences.
(Ages 55-70 a.k.a. Baby Boomers)
The Baby Boomer generation has experienced great transitions in their lives including the switch from analog to digital technology. Most have grandchildren and at least 1 living parent. They are vary curious, willing to be vulnerable, and have a great sense of empathy. They look to religion for a place to belong and tell their story. They gravitate towards contemporary worship with a focus on spirituality.