I am a mother, and I know that there are many other mothers in my generation (millennials 20-35 years old).
#1 Church Practice to Reach Millennial Families
When asked what the church could do to reach me and others in my generation, without hesitation I would say childcare.
I long for community and opportunities to grow in my faith and walk with the Lord.
Sundays are easy because childcare is a given. I can drop my child off knowing they will be taken care of while I get some time to worship and solely focus.
I am thankful for Sundays, but I also know I need more than my once a week fill-up.
Childcare for Millennial Families Mid-week, too
Churches provide many opportunities to:
- get connected
The one thing that keeps me from being able to do such things is childcare.
There are churches that have childcare down to a tee while others struggle with it.
Positively Impact Millennial Families
From personal experience, churches that had childcare reached out to me in a way where I was positively impacted.
I was able to take advantage of opportunities to:
- be in bible studies
- get connected in various groups
- overall feel like a member of the body
This was a season in my life where I grew in my faith.
Negatively Impact Millennial Families
On the other hand, I have been in a church where childcare was hard to come by, expensive, and unreliable.
Because of this, I missed out on many opportunities and saw a direct hit in my personal spiritual formation and community with other believers.
So, without a doubt, I can say that childcare within a church is a great way to reach out to my generation.
Does your church provide childcare beyond Sunday mornings?
Provide more events for children throughout the week, and reach more millennials.