Generational Differences 5: Worship

Rick Mattson Church, Uncategorized 3 Comments

First hour at a church I visited this morning, we sang contemporary praise songs. Second hour I led a few hymns for an older adult Sunday School. It was a study in contrasts . . . as reflected in the following chart: Worship music can be a sensitive subject for the oldsters. Many feel disenfranchised by the turn away from …

Generational Differences 4

Rick Mattson Church, Uncategorized 0 Comments

What are the implications for young people in the inter-generational church? I promised to respond to this question but I need to put it off for a week or two. Instead, here are a few more generational differences. Category is evangelism: It seems to me that white evangelical leaders have spent the past 50 years reacting to the *social gospel. …

Generational Differences 3

Rick Mattson Church, Uncategorized 5 Comments

With one foot in middle-age boomer culture and the other foot in collegiate ministry, I offer the following observations on the differences between generations. This is part 3 in the series. See if you agree with me: What does it all mean for my generation? 1. We’ve been rightfully disappointed in young people for abandoning the church the past 20 …