School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
church, discipleship, evangelism, millennial, postmodern, small group
Christianity | Practical Theology
Randall, Anthony Michael, "A Practical Guide for Creating A Group Environment to Reach A Postmodern World" (2016). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1253.
There are disturbing statistics about the number of young people who are leaving the church after they graduate high school and are no longer bound by obligation to the family to attend worship services. If the church does not begin to change its methodology, it will not be able to succeed in reaching this generation. This project seeks to help local churches create an environment in their groups that is comfortable and engaging to the postmodern generation. Churches must create a group environment that not only fosters true Biblical community but also engages our congregations in fulfilling the mission of the church. This project will provide a practical guide for creating a group environment to reach the next generation for Christ. In doing so, this project will examine research done on the postmodern generation to outline some common trends among postmoderns, explore churches all over the country that are having success in reaching out to the younger generations, and distill common principles that reach out to the heart of postmoderns.