The generation on campus now has been dubbed the “mosaic” or “millenial” generation. With my Iphone permanently attached to myself, I am the Millenial poster child.
Here are some key things to know about us:
BONUS: Quiz at the end! Comment with your results!
With technology so readily at our finger tips, the world is a much smaller place- making alot of us alike.
We’re not nessecarily traditionally spiritual, but we’re very open to the spiritual realm.
We love other people and value emotion highly.
This generation has been parented closely by well meaning parents.
As a cultural movement, it’s a “tendency to reject absolutes- moral, logical, religous, whatever.”
WOW! From this list you can see we are a whole bunch of contradictions- relational yet isolated by technology
totaly diverse yet very similar
wanting to change the world- with the help of our mom and dads.
This puts about a unique set of challenges on the campus- but I think things are in our favor! Chi Alpha is all about relationships- bringing people in & making it safe to explore Christianity. A generation open to spirituality is also a plus! I have rarely had a friend on campus turn down an offer of prayer. My friends are amazed rather than skeptical when I tell them stories of miraculous healings or powerful prayer times.
Most importantly, we have God on our side! Psalm 33:11 says “But the plans of the Lord stand firm, forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.”
I recently found an online quiz that PewResearch called “How Millenial Are You?” But really it will tell you how simmiar you are to any generation- no matter if you’re 6 or 60! You can take it here. Post your results in the comments- I’d love to see where you land!
73+ is Millenial…I got a 70. With a tattoo or a piercing, I would have jumped over the mark :).
So will you pray for our generation?
*That our spirituality would be wrapped up in what’s in the Bible
*That we would desire real relationships that exist without a screen
*That we would, in fact, change the world.