You hear it in many congregations: Where are the young adults? In the 50 years since mainline churches hit their peak in membership, our culture has undergone a sweeping change. As a whole, people think differently about faith, God and religion than they did in 1967, and yet for the most part our churches haven’t adapted to the new landscape. The millennial generation embodies the new attitudes about church and spirituality, and better understanding them may help us transform our congregations to help meet the needs of people in the 21st century.

Download a study guide for the December 2018 cover story, “The millennial mystery.” Written by ELCA pastor Robert Blezard, the guide contains five pages of discussion questions and a copy of the article.


Robert C. Blezard
Robert C. Blezard is pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aberdeen, Md., and editor of Living Lutheran's study guides. Previously he served as an assistant to the bishop of the Lower Susquehanna Synod.

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