The notion of Millennials and an not-uncommonly-taken, spiritual-but-not-religious approach to faith has been around for a few years now. Many young adults have felt disillusioned with their faith traditions, for various reasons. The CNN article points out that some church’s leaders simply try to be more “cool,” in superficial ways. Young adults can see right through that, the author asserts. She also suggests that, for example, concerns about social justice, an allegedly overdone focus on sexual standards, and positions on gay rights have created rifts for Millennials and have left them wanting something different…in essence, wanting the churches to change to reflect more “modern” perspectives on social issues.
But apparently not all Millennials feel that the rising generation has all the keys to what churches should do in order to retain young adults in their congregations.