Generations TweetChat: Experifail!

Join me (with my lovely colleague Naomi King) on Wednesday, August 24 at 8pm EDT for a tweetchat on Generations in the Church – Experifailing!

Use the hashtag #genchurch to follow. I recommending using to isolate and better follow the chat.

IMPORTANT: When you are chatting, please do BOTH of the following:

  1. Use #genchurch in your tweet so it is part of the TweetChat.
  2. Identify your generation by initial:
    • GI Generation – GI
    • Silent – S
    • Boomer – B
    • GenX – X
    • Millennial – M

Some background you’ll find helpful:

For the purposes of this chat, we’ll be using the Strauss & Howe/Eeman delineations for generations. Keep this chart handy for reference during the chat:

Name of Current Generation Generational Type Current Ages (born between)
GI Civic 86+ (1901-1925)
Silent Adaptive 69-85 (1925-1942)
Boomer Idealist 51-68 (1943-1960)
GenX Nomad 29-50 (1961-1982)
Millennial Civic 7-28 (1983-2004)
Homeland (?) Adaptive up to age 6 (2005-2026?)



Some of the things we’ll talk about:

  • What does ‘experifail’ – failing faithfully – mean to you? Do you think your definition is generational in approach?
  • What are the barriers to experifailing?
  • How does your (personal and generational) approach to experimenting, failure, success, and new initiatives fit in your congregation/religious community?
  • What do you need to begin experifailing in order to affect change?


Some ground rules:

  • Please be kind! Generational differences can be amplified when we’re talking about generational differences.
  • Please stay on topic – jokes and related topics are okay, and are part of the ebb and flow of a conversation, but let’s keep it to Experifailing and Generations in the Church.
  • Please indicate irony, snark, rhetorical questions… sadly, we still don’t have emotive fonts!
  • Please remember these are public conversations.

If you have any questions before the chat, please feel free to drop me an email/comment/tweet!