Over 600 attendees at District Church in Washington D.C. are primarily millennials, who value living their faith with actions in the community, serving others, working toward racial reconciliation, and tutoring at local schools. While they would not call themselves evangelical, they remain committed to the core values of teaching the Bible and sharing their faith.
Why this story matters for church leaders:
Should church leaders look at this story as an example of the church of the future or does it highlight a more contextual approach to ministry in a major city?
- Label Matter: While these churches remain distinctly evangelical in their commitments, many have dropped the label. Is that a wise decision?
- Justice Isn’t Optional: Millennials want to make a difference, and a strong social justice commitment is appealing to many.
- Generational Differences: Are there ways that this article highlights the generational differences between millennials and older generations?
Which differences in these churches stand out to you in this article?
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