A Christian apologist, author, evangelist, religion and culture analyst, and advocate for biblical truth says the way to get Millennials to church is to appeal to what he calls their sense of "biblical justice," then present them with the truth of the gospel.
Pastor Tim Lucas of Liquid Church in Parsippany, New Jersey tells The Christian Post a cultural shift is underway in America, where young people "kicking the tires" of the Christian faith are extremely experientially oriented and want to know "what's the social good in this before I buy in?"
Alex McFarland of Truth for a New Generation says there is an opportunity here.
"I will say this about Millennials and younger: They want to serve other people," he tells OneNewsNow. "Young people – I'm talking non-Christian young people – they are willing to get their hands dirty on behalf of serving others, and that's a wonderful thing."
Many in the younger generations have been steeped in social justice and are tuned into the needs of others. And as McFarland points out, when properly aligned with God's Word, those things have always been part of Christianity.
"One of the things we're going to have to do to show millennials and younger that the Church is relevant and valid is that we're going to have show how the Church does and has always served people," the evangelist adds.
Not meaning relevant as in trendy, he stresses; relevant as in "has value."