‘Making Sense of Generation Y is astonishing. Putting it bluntly it suggests that many of our assumptions about young people, their worldview, and quest for spirituality are wrong. This has implications for the future of mission, youth ministry, and the Church. A must read.’
Jonny Baker, Mission Advisor for Youth and Emerging Church, Church Mission Society
‘This important book does us a great service in giving us an insight into the world view of Generation Y… and I commend it as a starting point for those wanting to proclaim Christ afresh in this generation.’ Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York
For Generation Y, born after 1982, Margaret Thatcher is a piece of social history, relationships happen over the internet and music marks their territory. How does this generation think about the world? What does their spirituality look like? And what implications does this have for the Church?
Based on original research, Making Sense of Generation Y explores how young people aged 15-25 draw on popular culture to shape their worldview and spirituality. The results of this research suggest that many of the Church’s previous assumptions about this generation have been wrong.
How can the Church begin to reconnect with this generation? Making Sense of Generation Y grapples with this challenging question and suggests ways forward.
This title is essential reading for clergy, youth workers and all those wishing to engage with young people.
STOP PRESS! NEWS UPDATE!
Making Sense of Generation Y has already been hitting the headlines in both the secular and the religious press. You can view some of the articles that have been appearing by clicking on the word LINKS at the bottom of this page.
You can also read sample chapters from Making Sense of Generation Y
To view the official press release for Making Sense of Generation Y, please visit the Church of England website.
With contributions from Sylvia Collins-Mayo, Graham Cray, Bob Mayo and Sara Savage.
The Explorations series aims to provide a much-needed forum for church leaders, teachers, writers and theologians to stimulate debate, challenge the thinking and practice of the Church at large, and to raise awareness of issues crucial to its future.