The stereotype of millennials, those born between the early 1980s and 2000, is of young adults who dream big but yet seem reluctant to take risks and put in the hard work necessary to achieve their goals.
But as millennials gain influence in the workplace, churches and not-for-profit organizations need to reevaluate their stewardship outreach efforts to ensure their message connects with the unique perspectives of this next generation.
When my mother passed away last year, a few days shy of 96 years of age, her family wasn’t concerned with distributing her digital assets. She had none. That would not have been the case with any of her four children, and it would not be the case with most people in this digital age.
The celebrations of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day remind us of the responsibilities God has placed on parents to provide for their children. A couple can take estate-planning steps to provide for their children’s journey to adulthood should they have to make that journey without their parents.
Tom Mason* struggled to make ends meet, even though he had a full-time job. Willing to work more, he wanted to start a small landscaping business that would provide needed income and flexibility. Then Tom’s pastor told him about the Step Up micro-lending program.