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Faith of America's
Generations
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Who Has The Most "No Faith Involvement"?

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l Survivors and Boomers are more likely to have no faith involvement than Silents and Builders. Over 39% of Survivors surveyed indicated they had no faith involvement at all. Boomers were not far behind at 37%. Curiously, of the four generations, one-third of Survivors indicated they were somewhat involved. Such middle ground was less likely to be true of the other three generations. They were more likely to characterize themselves as having either no involvement or strong involvement, with Boomers leaning towards no involvement and Silents and Builders toward strong involvement. l
  SURVIVORS (born 1961-1981) | BOOMERS (born 1943-1960)
SILENTS (born 1925-1942) | BUILDERS (born 1900-1924)
 
     
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Level of Faith Involvement by Generation
Source: 1998 Ethos Survey; © 2008 Percept Group Inc.

    Not
Involved
Somewhat
Involved
Strongly
Involved
Survivors   39.3% 33.3% 27.4%
Boomers l 36.9% 29.0% 34.1%
Silents   31.4% 28.4% 40.2%
Builders l 27.4% 29.6% 42.9%
US Avg.   35.0% 29.9% 35.1%
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l Ministry Ideas l
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Consider generational profiles.
For a Generational Profile of your community see 10 Generational Facts
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l What is the generational profile of your community?
What is the generational profile of your congregation?
Are they similar or different?
l If different, what are the implications of this difference
for the future of your church's ministry?
 
 
Consider the ways you shape and tell the Christian story.
 
 
l Given the differences in faith involvement by generation, what are the implications for the way you relate the Christian story in your church? In your community?
l Would this make any difference to the way you communicate in your sermons, worship, ministry programing?
 
     
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