Friday, May 18, 2007

Legacy Sermon Reference

If you heard the sermon last week, Pastor Phil referred to a book called "The Fourth Turning" by Neil Howe and William Strauss. You can check out a website about that book HERE. Since then they have written a book called "Millennials Rising" that discusses in great details those kids born from 1982 to September 11, 2001. Yes that's right, that is when they believe the Millenial generation ended. There is a discussion form HERE that has people from all over the world discussion this topic.

What is after them? The current generation being born currently has been come to be known as the "New Silent Generation" or "Homeland Generation." Believe it or not, some Millennials are already having children of their own - man I am getting old. HERE is a good comparison between some of the generations.

There are some interesting points regarding the Millennial generation you should be aware of:

* optimistic * tech-savvy, digital natives * collaborative and they enjoy cooperative activities * used to clear structure from adults; and in fact, they expect it * having strong parent advocats * multicultural * confident * civic-minded * goal-oriented * multitasking*

Any thoughts?

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