Ministering to Gen Z

Tom East, executive director of the Center for Ministry Development, shared effective ways to minister to Gen Z and their families last week in Glassboro. The daylong event, which took place at Mary, Mother of Mercy Parish, guided parish catechists and youth ministers in understanding Gen Z, those youth born from 1995-2010 who, East explained, are tech-oriented; desire face-to-face connection; and hunger for spiritual experiences. As well, he challenged attendees to better help these youths’ parents understand their children, to create strong families alive in the faith.
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