Editor’s Note: This letter appeared on a blog post I read from Keith Harvey, a pastor concerned about reaching Millennials, “the lost generation”.
This is the Church writing to you. We have been trying to reach you for decades, although admittedly with little to no success. We have tried all kinds of methods to connect with you.
We have dumped our traditional service, fired our organists and replaced them with a praise band leader and more edgy music. Still you do not come.
We have put away our suits and ties and dress more casually, yet you still do not come.
We have moved our worship service out of the sanctuary into the gym, added mood lighting, changed worship time to later on Sunday, and still you do not come.
We have abandoned the assigned Scripture readings for Sunday, and replaced them with sermon series more in touch with today’s challenges and you know what happened? You still did not come.
So this is an open letter to youriptu with a simple plea. Help us figure you out.
The Frustrated Church
In his blog post Keith offered five suggestions to attract and keep Millennials. To read the full post, click here.