PrimeTime Presents
Generation X A little production
Generation X born 1964-1984 The Me Generation Yuppies without a conscience The Lost Generation
Baby pictures
We were the first generation people took a pill  not  to have…
We are the children of divorce- 40% of us grew up in broken homes, many without fathers…
We came home to an empty house after school at triple the rate our parents did…
We were at daycare. 67% of us had mothers working outside the home…
We watched 22,000 hours of TV by the time we were 18 (2.5 years worth), twice the time we spent in school…
Our parents’ generation didn’t go to church. Neither did we…
Birthday presents…
Our parents’ generation gave us free love, divorce, and AIDS…
Recreational drug use, cocaine and crack…
The biggest debt ever in human history (more than $15,000,000,000,000)…
And a label as selfish, lazy and careless…
Every day
13 of us will  commit suicide…
16 of us will be murdered…
1,000 of us became unwed mothers…
100,000 of us brought guns to school…
2,200 of us will drop out of school…
500 of us will start using drugs…
1,000 of us start drinking alcohol…
3,500 of us are assaulted…
630 of us are robbed…
80 of us are raped…
We are incarcerated and executed at a higher rate than any previous generation…
Today
We care less about money and spend more time with our families than our parents…
We get married later (usually at 26) than our parents…
46% of us still have broken relationships with parents  (the people we most often say are our role models)…
We distrust authority figures(our role models failed or quit life)… Kurt Cobain committed suicide 1994 Jimmy Swaggart Used...
Only 26% of us 25 and younger attend weekly religious services of ANY faith (lowest number of any age group).
So … Now what ?
89% of us still believe in God, and 75% of us believe there is life after death…
We are leary of denominations and institutions…
Our parents asked few questions. We ask really big ones…
We are willing to challenge status quos- and we go where we have to to find answers that satisfy…
To us, religion has been exploitative, exclusive and doctrinal…
We value experience over information…
We’d rather be honest than polite…
We’ve grown up in turmoil- we thrive in transition and change…
We’ve been hurt- we embrace brokenness and compassion…
We’re tired of division- we are team players…
We love our youth-and we’re willing to spend it all on a worthy cause…
We’d rather solve problems than discuss them…
More than other generations, we value art, music and drama as expressions of worship…
We are slow to trust, but in a safe place where we fit in, our commitment is unwavering…
We value and work towards diversity…
We are passionate about advance, rather than maintenance…
To us, the journey is as important as the destination…
We’re a generation of searchers… we’re still looking…
“ I looked for the one my heart loves- I looked but I couldn’t find him… I will search for the one my heart loves…when I f...
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  1. 1. PrimeTime Presents
  2. 2. Generation X A little production
  3. 3. Generation X born 1964-1984 The Me Generation Yuppies without a conscience The Lost Generation
  4. 4. Baby pictures
  5. 5. We were the first generation people took a pill not to have…
  6. 6. We are the children of divorce- 40% of us grew up in broken homes, many without fathers…
  7. 7. We came home to an empty house after school at triple the rate our parents did…
  8. 8. We were at daycare. 67% of us had mothers working outside the home…
  9. 9. We watched 22,000 hours of TV by the time we were 18 (2.5 years worth), twice the time we spent in school…
  10. 10. Our parents’ generation didn’t go to church. Neither did we…
  11. 11. Birthday presents…
  12. 12. Our parents’ generation gave us free love, divorce, and AIDS…
  13. 13. Recreational drug use, cocaine and crack…
  14. 14. The biggest debt ever in human history (more than $15,000,000,000,000)…
  15. 15. And a label as selfish, lazy and careless…
  16. 16. Every day
  17. 17. 13 of us will commit suicide…
  18. 18. 16 of us will be murdered…
  19. 19. 1,000 of us became unwed mothers…
  20. 20. 100,000 of us brought guns to school…
  21. 21. 2,200 of us will drop out of school…
  22. 22. 500 of us will start using drugs…
  23. 23. 1,000 of us start drinking alcohol…
  24. 24. 3,500 of us are assaulted…
  25. 25. 630 of us are robbed…
  26. 26. 80 of us are raped…
  27. 27. We are incarcerated and executed at a higher rate than any previous generation…
  28. 28. Today
  29. 29. We care less about money and spend more time with our families than our parents…
  30. 30. We get married later (usually at 26) than our parents…
  31. 31. 46% of us still have broken relationships with parents (the people we most often say are our role models)…
  32. 32. We distrust authority figures(our role models failed or quit life)… Kurt Cobain committed suicide 1994 Jimmy Swaggart Used a prostitute 1988
  33. 33. Only 26% of us 25 and younger attend weekly religious services of ANY faith (lowest number of any age group).
  34. 34. So … Now what ?
  35. 35. 89% of us still believe in God, and 75% of us believe there is life after death…
  36. 36. We are leary of denominations and institutions…
  37. 37. Our parents asked few questions. We ask really big ones…
  38. 38. We are willing to challenge status quos- and we go where we have to to find answers that satisfy…
  39. 39. To us, religion has been exploitative, exclusive and doctrinal…
  40. 40. We value experience over information…
  41. 41. We’d rather be honest than polite…
  42. 42. We’ve grown up in turmoil- we thrive in transition and change…
  43. 43. We’ve been hurt- we embrace brokenness and compassion…
  44. 44. We’re tired of division- we are team players…
  45. 45. We love our youth-and we’re willing to spend it all on a worthy cause…
  46. 46. We’d rather solve problems than discuss them…
  47. 47. More than other generations, we value art, music and drama as expressions of worship…
  48. 48. We are slow to trust, but in a safe place where we fit in, our commitment is unwavering…
  49. 49. We value and work towards diversity…
  50. 50. We are passionate about advance, rather than maintenance…
  51. 51. To us, the journey is as important as the destination…
  52. 52. We’re a generation of searchers… we’re still looking…
  53. 53. “ I looked for the one my heart loves- I looked but I couldn’t find him… I will search for the one my heart loves…when I found him…I held him and would not let him go. Song of Solomon 3:1-8

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