Is the Church Failing the Loneliest Generation?
Dr. Josh Packard joined youth pastor and host Josh McLemore for the Church Hurts podcast for a conversation exploring Springtide’s 2020 research from Belonging: Reconnecting America’s Loneliest Generation. Gen Z is the loneliest generation—the most connected but the most lonely—and church attendance barely moves the needle on these numbers. Packard and McLemore also discussed Springtide’s most recent research from their social distancing study and what authentic, relational engagement might look like for connecting with young people during stay-at-home orders. Hear a compelling conversation offering examples and stories relating to how trusted adults can help foster a sense of belonging for young people now and into the future. Listen to the full podcast episode here.