Some information I thought some of you twentysomethings would find interesting. All of these statistics come from The Barna Group. Fascinating work they do. I'd check out there site sometime when you're either doing a research project or can't sleep late one night. :)


  • Mosaics - those born between 1984 and 2002
  • Buster - those born between 1965 and 1983
  • Boomer - those born between 1946 and 1964
  • Builders - those born between 1927 and 1945
  • Senior  - those born in 1926 and earlier


  • Busters are less likely than any other generation to volunteer time to their church (19% of Busters report volunteering). Conversely, 22% of Mosaics, 25% of Boomers, 31% of Elders (Builders and Seniors) have volunteered at a church in the past week. (2004)
  • Small group participation appears to be positively correlated with age, with 29% of Elders, 19% of Boomers, 15% of Busters and 20% of Mosaics reporting that they participated in a small group in the past week. (2004)
  • 35% Mosaics, 30% of Busters, 49% of Boomers, 54% of Elders attend church on a given Sunday. (2004)
  • In a typical week, 33% of Mosaics, 37% of Busters, 44% of Boomers, 53% of Elders (Builders and Seniors combined) read the Bible. (2004)

So, to sum up, our generation is full of slackers!! What's wrong with us??!! Oh, wait, we were mostly raised by hippies! Silly me, I nearly forgot our parents generation was hijacked by tree hugging, bra burning, communist, free love advocates. No wonder.

Posted by Portia at March 9, 2005 12:29 AM

I'm a mosaic! Wahoo for those born in 1984!

Posted by: Paige at March 11, 2005 03:50 PM