Study Shows Millennials Turned Off by Trendy Church Buildings, Prefer a Classic Sanctuary

The only thing I can really say regarding this is; “Duh!” -S.T. Lloyd

Millennials gravitate toward classic, quiet church spaces that feel authentic and provide a break from the busyness of a fast-paced, technological world, revealed a study commissioned by church architectural firms.Online surveys administered to 843 young adults ages 18 to 29 by Christian research firm Barna Group and Cornerstone Knowledge Network, the market research organization created by church design firms Aspen Group and Cogun, found 67 percent chose the word “classic” to describe their ideal church. By contrast, 33 percent prefer a trendy church as their ideal.”They dont want something created artificially for them; they dont want a bait and switch. What they want is something deeper and more authentic,” Aspen Group AIA Architect Derek Degroot said of the survey results.

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3 thoughts on “Study Shows Millennials Turned Off by Trendy Church Buildings, Prefer a Classic Sanctuary

  1. Why would people want to go to church to get what they can get everywhere else? It doesn’t even make logical sense for churches to become “like the world” in an attempt to get people interested. Church has become a caricature. Even business people understand that you have to have something to offer they can’t get “just anywhere”.

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  2. Duh is right on target. I remember reading some study about it years back. (and they haven’t changed) In fact according to Paul Proctor (I think) when seeking out a church people often prefer traditional type buildings. Then there was the Glass Cathedral which was sold a while back. But architects are probably the only fans.

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