Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Fred H. Smith
millennial, church, evangelism, discipleship, attendance
Christianity | Missions and World Christianity
Camp, Jonette L., "An Assessment of the Millennial Body and Its Place in the Local Church" (2022). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 3432.
Millennial members’ waning attendance and involvement at Simon Temple African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church is a growing concern for the church universal. This project focuses on Simon Temple’s ability to attract and retain millennials and draw on their church programs and leadership gifts. This study’s purpose was to understand better why millennials do not become or remain active members at Simon Temple. If the church implemented a strategic evangelism and discipleship plan for millennials, could it help attract, retain, and involve millennials? This study evaluates the concerns of Simon Temple leadership and millennial members as they relate to millennial involvement or lack thereof. The goal was to increase millennial membership by twenty percent over eight weeks. The findings from this study can inform and assist churches in identifying concerns that may adversely influence millennial church attendance and participation.