Tim Lucas: This Is What Millennials and Gen Z Want in a Church

“What we’re finding, a lot of Millennials want to belong before they believe….They want to experience first the living water. They want the demonstration of the gospel before the proclamation. In other words, we have to earn a hearing now in a post-Christian culture with our deeds before our words are welcome.”

“I think we’re living in an unprecedented moment in church history. There is a generational transfer happening.”

“Thirty-six hundred churches close their doors every year in North America.”

“At Liquid, we’re close-handed about the message. The gospel never changes. That’s timeless. But we’re open-handed about our methods.”

“[Our first church merger] was this amazing kingdom miracle. Only the Holy Spirit could make it happen, but to see those generations uniting and coming together to do something, I think that is something, a current, that the Holy Spirit is doing all across North America and in Canada.”

“The days of the word-based sermon, where you’re just kind of in a monologue, are over, and I’m calling for this revolution in what the sermon really is, using visuals, using multimedia in really engaging what is now I think a post-literate culture.”

“We’re actually finding that the rising generations love the idea of generosity, but the church itself has to model it to them.”

“As our funds flow out, we’re actually seeing people flow in.”

“It’s not about hiring more staff. It’s about developing the hidden talent that’s sitting in your pews this Sunday.”

“Children with special needs is a massive opportunity for our church. It surprises some people to learn New Jersey has the highest rate of autism in the nation.”

“We see [caring for kids with special needs] as this beautiful, beautiful expression of the Father heart of God.”

Mentioned in the Show

liquidchurch.com
Liquid Church: 6 Powerful Currents to Saturate Your City for Christ
Ezekial 47
Better Together, Making Church Mergers Work
2 Samuel 9
@pastortimlucas on Instagram

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Jason Daye
As Director of Ministry Development for Outreach, Inc., Jason dedicates his time to encouraging and equipping churches, denominations and ministry organizations to develop their Kingdom effectiveness by creating a culture that is both incarnational and invitational. Jason lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with his beautiful wife and six children, where he enjoys hiking with his family, fighting rainbow trout, summiting 14ers and swapping stories with good friends. Connect with him on Twitter @jasondaye