According to the Pew Research Center, young adults worldwide are less religious by a number of measures. The same can be said, according to Barna, of the generation behind them, commonly known as Generation Z or iGen. This is a concerning trend for any church, including The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.The Church has a longstanding tradition of teaching and reaching out to children, youth and young adults. This past year Church President Russell M. Nelson and other Church leaders made the rising generation a key focus of their ministering. Below is a list of the year’s major teachings and initiatives directed at the youth of the Church.
President Nelson and his wife, Wendy, spoke to Latter-day Saint teenagers around the world in June from the Conference Center. “I am inviting every young woman and every young man between the ages of 12 and 18 in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to enlist in the youth battalion of the Lord to help gather Israel,” President Nelson said. He challenged Latter-day Saint youth to participate in what he called “the greatest challenge, the greatest cause, and the greatest work on the earth today.”
Read the rest of the article “How the Church is Reaching Millennials, Gen Z and Children” to learn about the following:
- Advice From the Prophet of the Church to Millennials Living in a Hectic World
- Answering Millennials’ Church History Questions
- Speaking Their Language: Apostle Answers Youth Questions in the Philippines and Japan
- New Initiative for Children and Youth Will Strengthen Faith in Christ
- Apostles of Jesus Christ Use Instagram to Share Savior’s Message