These were challenges for education. Make 2- 3 posters to hold up as if we were to make our own video
This has been called the laziest, most narcissistic generation. Agree/Disagree
Millennial are the smartest, most educated, most gifted generation. Pluses? Minuses?
Millennials like and respect their parents. Where are ministry opportunities in this?
Millennials are truly interested in making the world a better place. Are we too late to put this interest in a faith context?
1.The want freedom in everything they do, from freedom of choice to freedom of expression. 2.They love to customize, personalize 3. They are the new scrutinizers 4. They look for corporate integrity and openness when deciding what to buy and where to work Eight Generational Norms
5. The Net Gen wants entertainment and play in their work, education, and social life 6. They are the collaboration and relationship generation 6. They are the collaboration and relationship generation 7. The Net Gen has a need for speed and not just in video games 7. The Net Gen has a need for speed and not just in video games 8. They are the innovators 8. They are the innovators
The brains of millennials are wired differently than those who grew up in previous generationsThe brains of millennials are wired differently than those who grew up in previous generations TV-BroadcastTV-Broadcast Internet-InteractInternet-Interact
Young people are not multi-tasking, they are switching quickly and holding onto the memory of those activitiesYoung people are not multi-tasking, they are switching quickly and holding onto the memory of those activities They may be faster switchers, but can they think? The more you multitask, the les deliberative you become; the less you're able to think and reason out a problem and the more you're willing to rely on stereotypical solutions. You can't think deeply about a subject, analyze it, or develop a creative idea if you're constantly distracted by an email message, a new site, or a cell phone call. -Jordan Grafman, Neurologist -Jordan Grafman, Neurologist
They are the collaborators. Online games, commenting on pictures, group projects at school.They are the collaborators. Online games, commenting on pictures, group projects at school.
Online Discloser: ALL of the experts agree that young people are disclosing way too much onlineOnline Discloser: ALL of the experts agree that young people are disclosing way too much online
Youth Risk Behavior Current Rate Rate Changed Since 1990 Used seat belt90%+16% Rode with someone who had been drinking 29%-11% Carried a weapon 19%-8% Was in a physical fight 36%-7% Used a condom63%+17% Source: U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention Grown Up Digital pg. 85
Generational Lap: when the child becomes the expert in the family on something very important, i.e. technology, the system dynamics are altered in the relationshipsGenerational Lap: when the child becomes the expert in the family on something very important, i.e. technology, the system dynamics are altered in the relationships
Ministry Implications Work harder than you think you need to on building trust. Be transparent, have a blog and post twice a week.
Ministry Implications Address other religions with respect and knowledge, but be passionate and firm in your own faith in Christ
Ministry Implications Use every means of social media available to you. Facebook, twitter (?), myspace, blogging, youtube.
Ministry Implications Utilize the gifts of your young people in your ministry. They want to be producers, they are confident leaders, and they want to be part of something that makes a difference in their world.
Ministry Implications Engage parents in ministry where appropriate. Kids may be more open to their parents being present that you might think.
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