Generation Z

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, only 8% would name a religious leader as a role model.