Many congregational leaders are concerned that members of “Gen Z”—those born between 1997 and 2012—are dropping out of church life. Though leaders can take consolation knowing that the trend isn’t exclusive to the ELCA, but rather experienced across all denominations, it doesn’t prevent them from worrying about the future. But there are some helpful and hopeful signs!

Download a study guide for “Gen Z and the church: For them it’s about connection, authenticity, feeling seen,” which appeared in Living Lutheran‘s June/July print issue. The free, downloadable guide includes 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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