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Many congregations lament the loss of those between the ages of eighteen and twenty-three in their congregations. Sociologist of Religion Christian Smith and Professor Patricia Snell engaged in...

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Congregations that successfully engage adults ages 18-34 have a number of things in common. For example, they are more likely to have two or more clergy staff, use electric guitars and projection...

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“Young adult ministry is not an outreach or a campaign…. (It) must change the way the church does business.” With this conviction, Catholic women religious in Cleveland are taking the lead in an...

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Aging mainline Protestant churches across the nation continue to ask: Where have the young people gone? Why aren’t they in church? Often, their answers consist of blaming and judging. This author,...

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How can congregations reach the young men who are disproportionately absent from congregational life? A study on the spirituality of men ages 18-35 discovered that sports and nature are “profoundly...

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Coming of age in the 21st Century is not for the faint of heart! This series of thirteen 6-10 minute video presentations from the authors of On Our Way: Christian Practices for Living a Whole Life...

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Single adults constitute a significant portion of the adult population yet congregations can easily miss the ministry potential they represent. This site is a treasure trove of information on the...

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What do congregations need to know about the way young adults, age 18-34, think and communicate? This collection of nine articles seeks to break through myths and stereotypes to inform and equip...

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Before a congregation attempts to launch a ministry with single adults, there are a number of foundational conversations they would benefit from having. This training pack consists of eight...

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As the phrase suggests, “emerging adults” (20-32-year-olds) are in a transitional time that researchers suggest is more complex and challenging than at any other time in human history. In this 10th...

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