USA Today says that 72% of all Millennials consider themselves SPIRITUAL, not RELIGIOUS.
Most young adults today don’t pray, don’t worship and don’t read the Bible, a major survey by a Christian research firm shows.
If the trends continue, “the Millennial generation will see churches closing as quickly as GM dealerships,” says Thom Rainer, president of LifeWay Christian Resources. In the group’s survey of 1,200 18- to 29-year-olds, 72% say they’re “really more spiritual than religious.”
Where will these figures leave the churches of old in 30 years? Will the majority of those millennials find themselves in Spiritual, New Thought Churches or not practicing their spirituality in community at all?
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Key findings in the survey conducted in August, 2016 were:
- 65% rarely or never pray with others, and 38% almost never pray by themselves either.
- 65% rarely or never attend worship services.
- 67% don’t read the Bible or sacred texts.
- Many are unsure Jesus is the only path to heaven: Half say yes, half no.
I have been in the ministry in some way for over 30 years. I have preached, been a counselor, a prayer warrior, and have been a minister of music for most of my life. At one point, I was fully invested in becoming a Contemporary Christian Artist and wanted to spend my life circling the world sharing the Good News through music.
As my life has changed in perspective and in religious theory (from religious to spiritual in belief), I realize now why this dream never came into fruition. Spirit had a more important job for me. I call this premise:
Being a Light Bearer.
If there is one responsibility for a spiritual person on this earth it is this: SHINE YOUR LIGHT ON THE WORLD EVERY DAY!
Your light may shine in many different ways. Each day my first prayer is WHAT CAN I GIVE TO THE WORLD TODAY? This is our only duty as spiritual people.
In the light of the trend of millenials to want see change in everything from politics to the way we treat the earth and animals, they also will want to see authenticity and TRUTH in churches and spiritual centers.
We can be assured that these young people will not find a home in our churches unless we are bearing unfiltered, authentic light—in our music, in our preaching, and in our service to others. If you want to attract people to spirituality, be a consistent light.
I don’t go looking for people to shepherd. They find me… open and willing to shine my light.
Today: Be as honest as you can be with yourself. How much of your life is wasted time? How of your life is used working for money and to support yourself. How much of your life is making money to support habits and waste? How much of your time and money is going to something that changes the world—one person at a time or in larger ways?
Just shine your light! This is your only goal today.
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