Oh Boy Do We Have a Problem – Got Community?

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Hello Family!

I hope you have been enjoying this week as much I have…
I wanted to talk about our 4th installment of this weeks conversation: “O Boy Do We Have a Problem”
I have a question – Got Community?
Interesting enough the phenomenon of social media has proved one thing to us, milinniuals thrive off of community. They want to be apart of a group, a team, or a mission. There is one minor caveat I must add to that though – as long as it doesn’t threaten their individuality. One of the things that makes social media work for this generation is the community they are able to build and control. If they don’t like a particular person in their community they can kick them out (block or unfollow them). If you want to bait a milinnial offer them community. A place to belong and fit in, somewhere where they can grow and spread their wings.
Because of the lack of genuine relationships in the world, not just the millennial generation, community is key for evangelism for any generation.
I want to challenge you today, what have you created that is inviting for this generation? Are your programs geared towards satisfying that internal quota that says you HAVE to be doing something or is it a genuine well thought out and constructed organism that is a safe place for growth and development?

Oh Boy Do We Have a Problem – The “Other” Side

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Hello Family – so as promised I’m coming back to talk about the millennials.

Here is the first thing we have to do to win them over. Show them the “other” side

As I was saying yesterday you can’t win millennials by prescribing the same structure that worked for you, they will view it as control and immediately rebel. The key to winning millennials over is to relate to them, tell stories not about how you did it, but how you failed at it over and over again. Yes, you have to show them your “other” side. Think of this generation as a current day doubting Thomas, they don’t want to just hear it, they want to feel the wounds and see for themselves.

As the elder generation, we have to learn to let our guard down, take off our fancy suits, put on some jeans and sneakers and simply have a conversation. In other words, we have to be secure enough to come from behind our “leadership wall” and be vulnerable. This will make you genuine to this generation and they will attract to your message. If the messenger doesn’t line up with the message, you will not be accepted and deemed fake.

Are you ready to show your “other” side? Do you have scars from the proverbial fight that you haven’t talked about? Those scars were left as an evangelism tool to this generation. I want to stir your heart to pick back up your fishing rods, don’t give up on this generation. They can be reached, it will just take a different strategy.

Join me tomorrow as we continue the conversation!!