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 …

Generational Differences 2

Rick Mattson Church 9 Comments

If you’re in middle age (like myself) or older, and you start hanging around young Christians, you’ll probably notice that they see the world a little differently. The chart below compares a few basic beliefs of older and younger Christians. This is part two in my comparision of generations.  I’m defining “older” as 45 and up, “younger” as 35 and …

Generational Differences 1

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For the next few weeks I’d like to highlight the differences between younger and older generations, in several different categories. This should help you understand your younger (or older) counterparts at your church — or in your home. Roughly speaking, I’m talking about the differences between church people who are 35 and under, and 45 and older. That middle ground …