Welcome to The Flourishing Culture Podcast! At more than 78 million strong, the Millennials – those born between 1980 and 2000 – have surpassed the Boomers as the larger and more influential generation in America. Millennials are no longer the future of Christian ministries; they are actively engaged in leadership today. They have many wonderful characteristics that make them a great asset to the kingdom – and therefore to your Christian workplace.
Today, we’re diving into this topic with Thom Rainer, President and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources. Thom and his son Jess (a Millennial born in 1985) present the first major investigative work on Millennials from a Christian worldview perspective in their book The Millennials: Connecting to America’s Largest Generation.
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In this episode, you’ll learn about:
- This highly motivated, ambitious generation who wants to make a difference beyond themselves
- Why you should be optimistic about this generation’s impact for the Kingdom, even though only an estimated 15% identify themselves as Christians
- How leaders can help Millennials focus their motivation for your mission
- Why Christian organizations’ mission and purpose gives them an edge in terms of attracting millennials
- 4 Qualities an organization must cultivate to attract and retain millennials: Clear expectations, an attitude of fun, transparency in leadership and competitive compensation
Millennials are a very ambitious generation that wants to make a difference, not just for their own recognition, but for the Kingdom.
Be real, be transparent, be the type of leader that offers consructive feedback, and guide these millennials toward a greater purpose in your organization.
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Explore Additional Resources
- Read the book: The Millennials: Connecting to America’s Largest Generation
- Learn more about Thom: thomrainer.com
- Find Thom on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
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