Millennials Talk About Reaching Millennials



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OPC Millennials Talk Reaching Millennials – Part 1 (Ben Ward)

We start a new series where we asked several OPC Millennials to talk about reaching Millennials. We provided 4 broad categories of questions, which you will see summarized, to prompt our respondents. These were simply prompts, and we gave them broad leeway to talk about important matters related to the OPC reaching millennials. A millennial is most commonly defined as born between 1981-1996, or currently 22-37 years old. We basically used that definition with some looseness on the bookends of that range.

Our first respondent is Ben Ward. Ben is 27, recently completed an OPC church planting internship under Eric Hausler in Naples, FL. He grew up in a liberal Presbyterian home but became an “evangelistic atheist.” After becoming a Christian, Ben was a member at Covenant OPC in St. Augustine. He is a graduate of Gordon Conwell Seminary and is in the process of accepting a call in the OPC.

The rest of this post is a summary of each question we posed followed by Ben’s answers.

Question: There is a lot of talk in the culture about millennials. Some say they are snowflakes and soft. Some say they are cause driven more than other generations. Some say they are irreligious; others religious. Some say the religious ones want church to be free and fun; others say they want deep liturgy and tradition. In your experience how would you describe this generation? What makes them unique and in particular what should we (OPC/Reformed people) know about them when thinking about reaching people for the gospel in that demographic?

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OPC Millennials Talk Reaching Millennials – Part 2 (Tiffany Ward)

This week, we hear from Tiffany Ward. Tiffany is 25, a consultant for a healthcare company, and an author of a thriller trilogy (Amazon: TA Ward). She has a degree from Gordon Conwell Seminary, and is a member of Covenant OPC in St. Augustine. She is also the wife of Ben Ward, last week’s respondent! (We are trying to keep things interesting here at Outward OPC).

The rest of this post is a summary of each question we posed followed by Tiffany’s answers.

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OPC Millennials Talk Reaching Millennials – Part 3 (Everett Henes)

This week, we hear from Everett Henes. Everett is the pastor of Hillsdale OPC in Michigan. He’s 43 (yes we know that’s not a millennial), but he’s had extensive ministry opportunities with millennials for the past decade at Hillsdale College so we wanted to include him in the discussion.

The rest of this post is a summary of each question we posed followed by Everett’s answers.

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