Many Millennials are already plagued by debt, primarily credit card and student loan debt. Many of them need help to understand what Biblical stewardship looks like. They need to get financially healthy so that they can live generously. The church can help them with this.
Millennials often get a bad rap when it comes to their giving.
Millennials are generous. But their generosity doesn’t look like prior generations. They are not motivated to give in the same way that prior generations are motivated to give. The ways in which they give are not the same as prior generations.
Unfortunately, some churches do not see this generosity from Millennials directed toward their ministry.
Sometimes, this happens because churches have not adapted to the way younger generations operate when it comes to giving.
So what are some things churches are not doing that hurts Millennials’ financial participation?
- The church doesn’t offer online giving.Or other ways to give beyond the offering plate. Millennials and the generation following are immersed in technology. It is the air they breathe. Few carry cash and checks. They give through their phones and tablets. And if these options are not available, they often forget about giving and move on.
- The church doesn’t talk enough about the “why” behind giving.
- The church doesn’t show tangible results
- The church doesn’t talk about transparency and accountability.
- The church doesn’t help them get their finances in order.
Millennials are different. But they do give.