I would want to commend this film produced by Luke Middleton which grapples with why so many of Generation Y (students and twenties!) are not interested in the church and what we should do about it. We need to be giving much more attention to these issues, not just with regards to Generation Y but also other generations (Generation X, baby boomers, Saga generation etc.) as well as different ethnic groups and social classes. The UK is now a mission field and as a church we are seeking to develop effective strategies to communicate the good news of Jesus in relevant ways to all the people of Luton and beyond.
Tony Thompson – Hope Church Leader
I’m currently studying a Masters in Documentary at the local campus of the University of Bedfordshire on a Scholarship. I truly believe God was behind everything being available at the right time for me to do the course. For my recent film assignment I was encouraged to create a film that I was interested in and wanted to make. The idea flowed of investigating the decline in church and interest in christianity from people my age, longing to see my Generation saved. Restricted by it being a short documentary I had to interview people I knew would give a good and relevant view to the subject but I also wanted to challenge viewers and hopefully have done that. The process of making this film has helped me think about many things associated with the need for the gospel in this age group and the unsaved Generation Y in this nation. I hope it will inspire you and help you to think innovatively and creatively about how we can spread the gospel. Join the discussion and tweet me @gen_y_church
Luke Middleton – Filmmaker
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