Discipleship Among Millennials

Discipleship Among Millennials

Steve Saccone:

Far too few leaders understand their purpose or calling in life. Many wander through life without a sense of where God is guiding them. In one study, only 3% said that “purpose” was their defining leadership quality. And when millennials were asked the same question (35 and under adults), the statistic fell to 1%. About 1/3 of Christians feel “called” to the work they do. And research tells us that younger Christ-followers are less likely to have even considered the idea of calling when it comes to their current role. There are a plethora of reasons for this that we don’t have ample space to cover here. That said, let’s ponder a couple things when it comes to the intersection of calling, millennials and discipleship.

A Christ follower is to make Disciples as they go throughout life.  We are all looking for that sense of purpose and we are to do what Jesus told us:

19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[b] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

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Robby Gallaty is the Senior Pastor of Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, TN. He was radically saved out of a life of drug addiction on November 12, 2002. In 2008, he began Replicate Ministries to equip and train men and women to be disciples who make disciples. He is also the author of Growing Up: How to Be a Disciple Who Makes Disciples (2013), Firmly Planted: How to Cultivate a Faith Rooted in Christ (2015), Rediscovering Discipleship: Making Jesus’ Final Words Our First Work (2015), Foundations: A 260-Day Bible Reading Plan for Busy Believers (2015) The Forgotten Jesus: How Western Christians Should Follow an Eastern Rabbi (2017), and Bearing Fruit: What Happens When God’s People Grow (2017).