Generation Z

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    Reaching Generation Z

    The Youth Ministry Institute at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary has created an infographic to help introduce youth leaders to today’s teenagers. Generation Z, students born between 1996-2010, comprise the largest segment of the U.S. population (25%). According to research, today’s students are also highly relational and collaborative. Today’s teens use between 3 to 5 different screens on a daily basis. These screens include smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops, and televisions. They have a preference for “snackable” content found on apps like Snapchat and Instagram. Although Gen Z teens are digital natives, they still prefer face-to-face communication. Forty-one percent of today’s students attend weekly religious services (that’s higher than Millennials). However,…

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    Getting to Know Generation Z

    Recent research into today’s teenagers is shedding some light on some overarching generational themes. Today’s students are known as Generation Z (born between 1996-2010). They are digital and mobile natives also known as the Net Generation or iGeneration. Generation Z make up a quarter of the U.S. population today and will become a third of the population by 2020. This generation of young people is turning out to be quite different from the Millennials before them. A new book, Generation Z Goes to College, shares the results of research studies aimed at learning more about today’s students. When asked about religious participation, Generation Z students report higher weekly religious service…

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