Siebert Lutheran Foundation  

Engaging Millennials

Act instead of react!

Rather than wondering where the young adults are, learn how to engage them.


Welcome to Engaging Millennials in Ministry a research project started in 2015, co-commissioned by the Siebert Lutheran Foundation and Kern Family Foundation, in partnership with Outsight Network, to achieve these objectives:

  • To lift up successful Christian ministry models that effectively engage Millennials;
  • To make learnings available to and encourage Lutheran and other Christian ministry leaders;
  • To provide practical ideas and applications of Millennials ministry best practices; and,
  • To provide a framework to inform Foundation funding priorities and to attract other faith-based funders to support effective Millennials ministry practices.

View the first report that was presented at the 2015 Change or Die Conference here.


Siebert Lutheran Foundation extended this project in 2017 by commissioning another research study that engaged a national sample of Millennials, asking them to share their spiritual beliefs and practices, as well as those of their peers and family members. There were 2,223 survey respondents: 1,500 from a national panel and 723 from Lutheran organizations. The survey screened out Millennials who have no interest in spiritual ideas and anyone who follows a non-Christian tradition. Therefore, the respondents are Millennials who have some degree of spiritual interest and are Christian or have a Christian background. Special thanks to the Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis for funding support for this work.

We invite you to join us on the journey of effectively Engaging Millennials in Ministry using the form below.

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  • Engaging Millennials in the Church: Insights on Effective Ministry Models
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