We’re continuing our series with more of the information that came out of the Organic Mentoring Conference panel discussions. Each of the previous monthly updates addressed the millennials’ answers to one of the panel questions as provided by Sue in her book. The next few updates will address questions asked by the attendees of the Organic Mentoring Conference.
The panelists range in age from 21 to 34. All are Bible-believing Christians who love God and are actively seeking Him in their daily lives.
Question: Can you complete the sentence to us older women: “Would you please just stop …”
B: Talking to me like I know nothing. I’m also an adult. I didn’t get here by accident. And I have probably gone through a lot of struggles that you don’t know. So just don’t talk to me like I’m an idiot. I do know things. I have learned things.
A: Would you just stop pretending everything is perfect. I think that’s really, really important. I grew up in the church and my dad’s a pastor so I’ve seen people put on a really good show. Not my dad or my mom, but I’ve seen individuals in the church who’ve done a really good job of kind of showcasing themselves and they think that that’s really important for all of us.
K: What April said. I think that it’s really easy as women to make sure our hair looks perfect and our earrings are on point and we’ve got our best dress on and our smile. And I think that that’s something that we millennials hate. You know, that’s part of why sometimes we purposely don’t wear makeup. We purposely come to church in maybe pajama pants, to see what you’re gonna do. Because we don’t like the façade.
B: That’s why I have a nose ring.
A: It’s not Facebook at church. You know, you look on Facebook and everybody’s life looks perfect and when I’ve walked into the bedroom in the middle of the night and there’s vomit all over the walls from my kids, I’m tempted to snap a picture and be like, “real life, people, real life.” Because we do a very good job of putting something out that looks perfect but we all know that all of us have imperfections. That we all have struggles.
I hope that the insights of these millennials are helping you as you engage with the next generation!
Thank you again for your faithful prayers and your partnership in this important ministry!
Keep hoping. Keep praying. Keep loving.
Kristi, for WeConnect