How Can We Reach Gen-Z and Encourage Them in Christ?

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How Can We Reach Gen-Z and Encourage Them in Christ?

Reaching any new generation comes with its learning curves and growth. However, reaching a group of young people whose last year or two of high school was hit with a pandemic is another story. Right now, my husband and I are involved in an incredible team reaching college students at the local universities. Many of us are asking, “How can I reach out to the college students of today?”

Lord, we pray right now that you would be doing a new thing in Generation Z. Would you empower them with the truth of the gospel and provide confidence in you. We pray against doubts and hesitations. We pray for forgiving hearts for hypocrisy and injustices done by your people who are sinners. We pray for open hearts to following you completely and that you would show us how to best reach them. Amen.

We need to have programs and outreach for college students and young professionals, to have a place in our churches and in our lives. If we neglect them because of their differences, we miss out on a generation. Remember that the future of our country depend on them. Be creative. Ask questions. Find the faithful few who want discipleship and have them help you understand how to reach this technological group. If they were not digital enough already, the pandemic only heightened this. Many of them desire real relationships in person, but need encouragement. Help them have opportunities to spend time with older generations and cultivate healthy mentorship.

If we miss a generation, it is a big deal. The Bible teaches of sharing the truth of God from generation to generation. Psalm 145:4 says, “One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.” If we are not proclaiming the works of Christ to Gen Z, then who is? This is our time running the race of faith and preparing to pass the torch. How are we actively pursuing relationships with those younger and in college? Do not give up when it is hard. Cling to the cross and share truth in love. Build community with young people and point them to the truth of the Bible. Pray for them and invite them into the privilege of being a part of God’s family.

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Emma DanzeyEmma Danzey’s mission in life stems from Ephesians 3:20-21, inspiring young women to embrace the extraordinary. One of her greatest joys is to journey with the Lord in His Scriptures. She is wife to Drew for over two years and mom to baby Graham. Drew and Emma serve with Upstate CRU college ministry in South Carolina. Emma is an avid writer for Salem Web Network and provides articles on the Bible, life questions, and on the Christian lifestyle. Her article on Interracial Marriage was the number 1 viewed article on Crosswalk for the year 2021. All the glory to the Lord! She had the joy of hosting Her Many Hats podcast where she explored the many roles that women play while serving One God. Most recently, Emma has released her first Bible Study Book, Wildflower: Blooming Through Singleness.

Emma enjoys singing/songwriting, fitness classes, trying new recipes, home makeover shows, and drinking tea! During her ministry career, Emma recorded two worship EP albums, founded and led Polished Conference Ministries, ran the Refined Magazine, and served in music education for early childhood. Emma also had the privilege of having been a national spokesperson for Mukti Mission based out of India. Mukti has been working to restore shattered lives in India for over 120 years. You can view her articles through her blog at and check out her Bible Study videos on Instagram @Emmadanzey.