c e n t e r f o r c h r i s t i a n s t u d y ( s a i n t l o u i s )
a t h i n k t a n k f o r t h e r e n e w a l o f p o s t m o d e r n c u l t u r e
Programs & Staffing for Postmoderns
Postmoderns long for authentic community. They don't share Builder-era values of institutionalism, programming and volunteerism. Churches that remain structured around these values will not reach or recruit younger generations. Authenticity, community and relationships must drive ministries.
Postmoderns long for an authentic experience of the transcendent. Yet they often see Boomer-style 1980s "Contemporary worship" (rightly or wrongly) as shallow and manipulative. The fastest-growing worship style among Gen-Xers is liturgical.