Understanding and Leading Generation Z in Short-term Missions

Presented by: Jolene Erlacher

Description: Short attention spans, addiction to technology, and lack of interpersonal skills are a few of the descriptors used to describe teenagers and college students today. Generation Z is also incredibly creative, pragmatic and diverse. As we engage them in short-term missions, it is critical to understand their communication and learning styles, perspectives on the world, and unique skills. Attendees will identify key characteristics of young people today, and strategies on how to partner together as agencies and churches to develop effective processes and guidelines for this unique generation. Attendees will also be able to recognize and apply methods for leading and teaching Generation Z for maximum learning, growth and service on a STM. The primary audience for this workshop is anyone working with high school or college students in missions contexts.

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