Stuart Hall has served as Orange’s Director of Student Leadership for over three decades. He also contributed to the 2022 book What Most Parents Aren’t Telling You. As we unpacked some of the latest data and talked about what parents care about, Stuart shared tips on juggling kids’ sports and faith and what is true about Gen Z that the media isn’t letting on.
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Key insights from the episode:
Believing in the next generation goes a long way. – Stuart Hall
Teenagers are looking for a significant adult to speak the truth in their lives.- Stuart Hall
Proximity covers a multitude of sins when you are speaking to the next generation. – Stuart Hall
Authenticity trumps coolness every time. – Chris Johnson
The next generation is the smartest, most educated generation in our country. – Stuart Hall
The family used to be rooted in mutual obligation, but now it is rooted in mutual understanding. – Stuart Hall
We can all draw a line in the sand, but eventually you have to release those children into the wild. – Stuart Hall
Parents want to build an empire state building faith on a chicken coop foundation. – Stuart Hall
The difference in prioritizing faith in white parents was more than 24% less than any other ethnicity. – Stuart Hall
Are you willing to offer unconditional belonging long before belief? – Stuart Hall
Adults post a ton on social media and call it “marketing.” Teenagers post a ton and we call it addiction. – S. Hall
Belonging drives identity. – S. Hall
If you want to go deeper on understanding Gen Z, here’s a sermon by Pastor Zach from October 2022 entitled “How Do We Fight For the Next Generation?”
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