INNOVATIVE MINISTRY
FOR TODAY'S YOUTH

State of Gen Z – the youth of today

35 %

of youth in the U.S. believe that the church is irrelevant and hypocritical.1

60 %

of young people who grow up in Christian churches end up walking away.2

75 %

of U.S. Christian teens read the Bible only once a month or less.3

What Do We Know About Gen Z?

TECHNOLOGY

Gen Z is driven by, dependent on, and addicted to technology.

57% of Gen Z look at a screen for over 4+ hours a day.4

SOCIAL

Despite social media, Gen Z is more isolated and less connected.

Physical interaction between teens has dropped by 40%+ since 2000.5

PURPOSE

Personal success is very important to Gen Z.

60% of U.S. teens expect to have multiple careers by age 30.6

FAITH

Gen Z is unashamed to be the least religious generation ever.

34% of Gen Z has indicated their religious affiliation as atheist, agnostic, or “none”.7

So, what does Gen Z want?

INFORMATION CONVERSATION

EASY ANSWERS HARD TRUTHS

RELIGION RELATIONSHIPS

Feed is an amazing tool to help students grow in their faith and to help us have an answer for why we believe what we believe. Every youth ministry and pastor could benefit from a tool like this.

– JON HOHM
Pastor of Seacoast Student Ministry, Seacoast Church

Introducing

Feed is a community of youth innovators who envision new ways of thinking and doing youth ministry that are tailored to the unique characteristics and needs of Generation Z.

Feed offers youth pastors powerful resources and tools to understand their youth better and to help teens grow in a relationship with Christ.

Online platform
for youth pastors

Practical resources
to engage the youth

Designed by and for
the local church

Making youth ministry
relatable and relevant

Feed is a huge step forward in discipling students who live in a globalized world that’s based on what’s new and what’s next on social media.

– TERRY PARKMAN
Next Gen Pastor, River Valley Church

What is Feed’s response?

Catechism

Encourage your youth to ask questions and have open discussions about their faith.

Catechism offers teens what they want – honest answers to tough questions about the core truths of Christianity.

Our Catechism resources include a devotional and a small group series in Q&A format. These will offer teens engaging conversations rather than just religious information.

Insights

Equip yourself with practical tools that will help you understand your youth better.

Insights offers you what you need – a scientific way of assessing the spiritual health of your church teens.

Our Insights resources include assessment tools to help you gauge where your teens stand on spiritual matters.
These tools will also provide customized feedback on engaging your youth.

Connect with us

Tell us about yourself. We’d love to talk with you about
how Feed can serve your local church youth ministry.

Source:

1 “Americans Divided on the Importance of Church” by Barna Group, Mar 2014
2 “The Priorities, Challenges, and Trends in Youth Ministry” by Barna Group, Apr 2016
3 State of the Bible 2016: Teens by American Bible Society & Barna Group, May 2016

4 & 7 Gen Z by Barna Group & Impact 360 Institute, Jan 2018
5 “Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?” by The Atlantic, Sep 2017
6 Gen Z 2025: The Final Generation by Sparks and Honey, 2015