Gen Z Archetypes



Gen Z Archetypes

The Probers

“I’ve been in church my whole life but now I’m not really sure if I can be considered Christian. I don’t know if God really exists and what my purpose is. I have so many unanswered questions!”

The Deep Divers

“There has got to be more to the faith than what we experience in church now. Other than theological talk, the Bible doesn’t really feature much in the actual life of the church.”

The Unfettered

“There’s so much bureaucracy and politics in church that it’s hard to do anything. We should be more organic and do whatever we feel God wants us to without having to seek approval.”

The Tightrope Walkers

“It’s tough navigating the current social climate. There are just so many things that can potentially raise questions about my faith. The more I know, the more disoriented I feel sometimes.”

The Conservatives

“The Bible tells us that we need to be part of a church for community, accountability, and spiritual growth. It is also where we serve God and learn to love our neighbours.”

The Tip-Toers

“It is becoming increasingly unfashionable to be Christian because of popular misconceptions. I’m reluctant to speak to my friends about the faith because I don’t think they will be open.”

The Unconnected Insiders

“I’ve been in church for a long time, but I don’t have a real community as relationships in church tend to be built around activities which limit the depth of relationships.”

Looking for more?

The Generations Project book is now available. It contains ethnographic insights of the five generations along with considerations and recommendations for intergenerational ministry.

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