We continue diving into LCMS Youth Ministry’s 2017 research on Millennials and the LCMS. Mark and Julianna are joined by DCE Dr. Kevin Borchers. We will talk about the ways that we found the church unintentionally neglected young people and how we can do differently to prioritize Gen Z in our churches now. Read Dr. Borcher’s Article on Unintentional Neglect at youthesource.com/2019/07/03/unintentional-neglect-keeping-track-of-a-generation. Find the LCMS Youth Ministry resource website at youthesource.com and Relationships Count at cph.org/p-34106-relationships-count-engaging-retaining-millennials-ebook-edition.aspx.
Bio: Dr. Borchers has been a member of the Concordia-Chicago faculty since 2008 teaching Christian education courses to students pursuing careers as professional church workers, particularly DCEs. Prior to his role at CUC, he served as a parish DCE for 27 years. He has a PhD in Organizational Leadership and a Masters in Family Life.
End Goals is the podcast of LCMS Youth Ministry in the Office of National Mission. LCMS Youth Ministry Staff discuss practices for healthy youth ministry and interview practitioners who provide insight for experienced and new youth leaders.