Authenticity in Non-Denominational Churches and Millennial Christians

When I joined my first non-denominational church in college, I also joined a small group. The megachurch had over 2,000 members, so the staff encouraged what they called “connection groups.” It was new to me, but I enjoyed being part of a smaller get-together.

The part that surprised me was how the other members of the group talked. They kept using the word authentic. “I just want to be authentic.” “Authenticity is what I’m looking for.” “So and so is inauthentic.” It seemed to be a big part of their philosophy…

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