At a time when you would think no one would be very hopeful about the future, it turns out that a high percentage of 18-29 year-olds in America are. Not only that, they are involved in politics more than have been in the last 20 years. Maybe that’s why they’re hopeful — they feel like they can have a say in the future of this country.
For sure, the millennials are the future of this country and that’s why we welcome them with open arms and have been ever since they started turning up here in large numbers. Millennials are not afraid to ask the hard questions; and that is what faith is all about anyway. It’s not about the absence of doubt; it’s about faith in the midst of doubt.
So how about a little more goods news? Three-quarters of unchurched millennials own a Bible. Six in ten churchless millennials prayed in the past week. Two-thirds say they tried to grow spiritually in the past month by talking with friends about faith or watching religious programming on the internet.
So Bible, prayer, and the source of spiritual growth can be found on the internet. We are right on time to walk through the door that is clearly open and bring with us the Catch Ministry, its Church at the Catch, and Music That Matters Radio.
With a new relevance as older, wiser pioneers peering into a new frontier, Music That Matters is inviting the “Jesus Movement” musicians to bring their music forward for a new audience of unchurched and not-yet-Christian millennials who are currently undergoing the same social and religious upheavals of the ‘60s and ‘70s.
These pioneers of the last spiritual revival in America epitomized the best of the best of a movement that blew fresh air through the Church and society in general and continue today to rally around the message of Jesus. It is our hope Music That Matters Radio will provide the platform for these musicians and other artists writing music that matters to usher in a new frontier to be led by the unchurched millennials.
Music That Matters is about a prophetic message of Grace Turned Outward that offers a Christianity yet to see the light of twenty-first century day.
And if they can see hope, why can’t we? Indeed, Christ himself is our hope, as Paul has spoken so clearly in Colossians:
To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. Colossians 1:27-28
That is our hope, and presenting everyone mature in Christ is our purpose and our goal.