The Middle Years Ministry

THE MIDDLE YEARS MINISTRY is a Site Dedicated to Providing Resources, Ideas, and Help to Next Generation Pastors, Leader, Directors, Teachers, Mentors. Our goal is to MEET YOU in the MIDDLE in the Middle Years
, the Pivotal 5th-9th Grade Years. The middle ground between children’s ministry and high school ministry. The age where 85% of people make their final life-long faith decisions.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Top 10: "Things to Understand About Generation Z"

THERE IS A SHIFT THAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN, ALMOST IMMEDIATELY. WE NEED TO STOP TALKING ABOUT, OBSESSING ABOUT AND SHAPING OUR YOUTH MINISTRIES AROUND MILLENNIALS.

ESPECIALLY THOSE OF US WORKING WITH STUDENTS IN THE "MIDDLE YEARS".


WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND ABOUT GENERATION Z. 




10. Generation Z Students are More Realistic and Understand that Opportunities are Not as Endless.  
(https://www.visioncritical.com/gen-z-versus-millennials-infographics/)


9.  Generation Z While Continuing to Use Technology Desires "Face to Face" Interactions
(https://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/2017/02/20/gen.-z-replacing-face-face-hanging-out-%27live-chilling%27/98152098/)

8.  Generation Z is Even More Global, With More Access to Their World Than Any Other Generation.  (http://www.voxburner.com/blog-source/2017/2/1/understanding-the-world-of-gen-z-from-a-global-perspective)

7.  Generation Z Have Less Helicopter Parents. (http://generationz.com.au/parents/)

6.  Generation Z Will Have Less Formal Continuing Education, Instead Will Seek Life Experience, Internships, and Apprenticeship.  (http://hrnews.co.uk/apprenticeships-better-university-generation-z/)


5.  Generation Z Are Multi-Taskers with More Abilities to Accomplish More in Less Time. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/george-beall/8-key-differences-between_b_12814200.html)


4. Generation Z Is More Individualistic and Less Like to Be Stuck on Titles, Labels and Even Brands.  (https://www.luxurydaily.com/gen-z-lacks-brand-loyalty-seeks-social-media-engagement-open-to-loyalty-programs-report/ )

3. Generation Z Seem Less Focused but Are Faster Thinkers. (http://www.thedrum.com/opinion/2016/05/17/generation-generation-generation-z)

2.  Generation Z Need to Be Communicated to Differently with Snappy and Snack-size Information.(  http://www.ideasindigital.com/step-aside-millennials-gen-z-has-arrived/ )

1.  Generation Z, Will Be Even Less Churched and Traditionally Religious Than Millennials  (http://www.dnaindia.com/lifestyle/report-gen-z-is-less-religious-more-spiritual-2275050)

LEARN MORE, THIS SUMMER....


VFY: National Youth Workers Conference
"Reaching Generation Z" 
Teen Leadership Conference 
Clark Summit University- Clark Summit, Pa. 
July 15-19th 

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