Gen Z was born between 1999 and 2015, making the oldest of them 18 this year. Gen Z is the second largest generation and the most ethnically diverse generation alive today. In the U.S. there are 69 million of them, compared to 66 million Millennials, 55 million Gen Xers and 76 million Boomers. They have, for better and worse, grown up with technology at their fingertips, which is why they are sometimes referred to as "digital natives." As Gen Z is growing up, it is important to know and understand what is shaping them and if they will carry on the cultural and moral trends that defined Millennials. Understanding Gen Z is critical if we want to serve, lead, influence and equip this next generation.
Based on the latest research from the Barna Group in partnership with Impact 360 Institute, Jonathan Morrow will talk about how we can help teenagers follow Jesus in a post-Christian culture. This research will be impactful and valuable for pastors, youth workers, parents, educators and anyone who cares about the next generation.
Jonathan Morrow is the Director of Cultural Engagement at the Impact 360 Institute in Pine Mountain, Georgia. Jonathan is a sought after speaker and teacher who has a gift for explaining challenging topics in ways the rest of us can understand. He is the author of several books including Welcome to College: A Christ-Follower's Guide for the Journey and Questioning the Bible: 11 Major Challenges to the Bible's Authority and is an adjunct professor of apologetics at Biola University. He also contributed to the Apologetics Study Bible for Students. As the Director of Cultural Engagement for Impact 360 Institute Jonathan trains high school and college students in their 2-week summer Immersion experience and 9-month Gap Year. Jonathan speaks nationally on worldview, apologetics, and culture and is passionate about seeing a new generation of Christ-followers understand why they believe, what they believe. Visit him online at JonathanMorrow.org.