Learning Objectives

Learn how to overcome generational barriers and make meaningful connections with Gen Z students and emerging faculty.

  • Gain a deeper understanding of your generational heritage (Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z)

  • Learn why generational understanding is important for campus ministry

  • Learn how to minister with Gen Z students and faculty, whether you identify as Gen Z yourself or part of a different generation

Play Your Way

Engage with the material in your context!

  • ~60 minutes (self-paced)

    Though we anticipate this course to take around 60 minutes to complete, please feel free to do it at your own pace. All your progress will be saved so you can hop back on and resume where you left off!

  • Course Quicksheet

    This is a one-page summary of the material that you can print out as a quick refresher on the key takeaways.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1: Generations on Campus

    • Introduction

    • Before we begin . . .

  • 2

    Chapter 2: Thinking Generationally

    • Lesson 1: Why Generations?

    • Lesson 2: What’s in a name? The expertise of iGen

    • Lesson 3: How did we get here? A brief history of generations

    • Lesson 4: Three Distinctives of Gen Z

  • 3

    Chapter 3: Putting Generational Theory in Practice

    • Lesson 1: The Need to Translate Campus Ministry

    • Lesson 2: Reaching out to Gen Z

    • Lesson 3: Evangelism with Gen Z

    • Lesson 4: Discipling Gen Z

    • Lesson 5: Leading Gen Z

    • Lesson 6: Trends in the University World

  • 4

    Chapter 4: Coaching Gen Z

    • Lesson 1: 3 Questions you should start asking Gen Z today (Plus some to ask Boomers and the like)

    • Lesson 2: Affirm Before Challenging Gen Z (But Don’t be Afraid to Do Both)

    • Check Your Understanding (Quiz)

  • 5


    • Closing Remarks

    • Before you go . . .