I just read an interesting article on OutReach.com. Here is a few paragraphs and the link to the rest of the article…
If you look at almost any growing church led by younger leaders, it definitely tends toward the charismatic—expressive worship, more emotional delivery in preaching, an openness to the work and activity of the Holy Spirit, and generally a warmer, more enthusiastic and expressive gathering.
And a lot of the churches that lean toward a more charismatic expression of their faith are filled with young adults and millennial’s.
Meanwhile, many leaders in attractional churches are finding it harder and harder to reach new people over the last few years. While not universally true, some have stopped growing, or at least seen a slower growth rate than say five or 10 years ago.
Please hear me. This is not “We’re right, you’re wrong”. This is a learning together post. Actually, both the charismatic and attractional movements have contributed massively to reaching millions of people. There is much to learn from each other.
The article goes on to list five reasons why charismatic churches are growing. It seems churches that include learning about God and an experience of God are growing. You can find the rest of the article here.