Leadership for the Millenials doesn’t have to be relevant as much as it has to offer spiritual depth. That is the central thesis of Kevin A. Miller in From Relevant Dude to Spiritual Father | LeadershipJournal.net.
This is good news for those of us who are over 40 but yearn to be part of the new things God is doing in the church. Folks in the 20s & 30s (Millennials and Post-moderns) have moved away from looking an efficient church with multiple programs. They are looking for authenticity and spiritual depth.
Miller suggests that what people want from pastors is moving from Relevance to Depth, from Efficiency to Relevancy, and from Being Liked to Being Respected.
Rather than impressing people with how “hip” we are, pastors and other spiritual leaders attract people by our openness about our disciplines of prayer, meditation, and resisting temptation.