New Deanery Briefing:
Reaching New Generations
with Jimmy Dale- National Youth Evangelism Youth Officer
7:30pm Wednesday 21 July 2021
THIS IS PART OF A SERIES OF ON-LINE BRIEFINGS FROM THE NATIONAL DEANERIES NETWORK.
Under 16s in the Church of England are declining year on year at almost twice the speed of adults.
In the last 5 years, the number of churches and parishes with 25 or more under 16s has decreased by 28% and the overall attendance of under 16s has decreased by 20%
Generation Z (those 18 and under) are the first ever generation in England to be non-churched rather than unchurched. They do not have the same cultural understanding and baggage in relation to church and what it means to be a Christian.
While this offers a huge missional opportunity, this same generation is exploring faith in new ways within a post Christian culture.
In this Deanery Briefing Jimmy Dale will get behind the headlines and look at creating an environment for engagement.
The National Deaneries Network is committed to the support and development of deaneries as units for mission and ministry. It was formerly known as the Church House Deaneries Group and the steering group continues to meet in Church House Westminster.
The Network organises a conference every two years which is particularly valued by Lay Chairs and Area Deans as a space for mutual support, networking and shared learning.