This was the largest capital campaign in our church’s history, so my wife and I were asked to meet face-to-face with key leaders. As Karen and I drove to Caribou Coffee to meet a twenty-something couple in our church, I thought, This meeting may not be easy. Mark and Debbie care so passionately about social justice, they moved into the lowest-income apartment complex in our area, and they have the bedbug bites to prove their commitment. Now we’d be asking them to give, when much of their gift would build a new sanctuary for our suburban congregation.
Thinking of renovating your church space? Before you do, consider tapping the Millennials (ages 18 to 30) in your congregation—not only for their ideas and input, but also for their leadership. Many churches make the mistake of overlooking this important generation, especially when it comes to a church building project.
Discover the impact Millennials' values, allegiances, and assumptions will have on your church.