School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Bridging Generational Gaps, Decline of Church Membership, Millennial Generation, Millennial Lessons Learned, Reclaiming Millennial Generation, Unchurched young adults
Simmons, Alethia Janise, "Rescuing the Millennials: Four Essential Lessons Learned and Eight Key Principles to Reclaiming This Generation" (2015). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1066.
Recent trends reveal the decline in church attendance among younger generations, with the Millennials. The purpose of this project is to develop a Christian model that will offer churches practical steps and instructions on how to rescue this generation. Research will be conducted through surveys and interviews with sixty senior pastors, young adult pastors, and Millennials between the age of 18 and 29 years old to ascertain relevant data. This research will provide four essential lessons learned and eight key principles to reclaiming the Millennial generation.