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Mark DeVries, founder of Youth Ministry Architects, gives congregations struggling with youth ministry new hope and careful direction. He begins with a statement of the problem often found in youth...

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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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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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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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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...

Thumb sticky faith youth worker edition

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The Sticky Faith series is based on research from Fuller Youth Institute and ministry with teens in the transitional years of high school and college. It specifically looks at those who had active...

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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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“Young people - just like everyone else - need godly community,” asserts seasoned youth minister, Aileen Lawrimore. In this brief article, she offers common sense advice that can help any...

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This 2015 survey of American congregations was dedicated to exploring congregational ministries with adults ages 18-34. Researchers created a module of 36 items to learn more about the nature of...

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Declining congregations can increase their vitality by reaching out to young adults. Wonder how? While there’s no cookie-cutter approach, a Fuller Youth Institute study of 250 congregations...

Thumb engaging young adults

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One of the best resources for a congregation is often another congregation. When facing a challenge or contemplating a new opportunity, a congregation can learn from the strengths and capacities of...

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This report from the 2013-2014 Union of Reform Judaism Young Adult Engagement Community of Practice is an interactive resource with numerous action steps and resource links to enable a congregation...

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Congregations who overlook the presence of single adults in their midst are missing an opportunity to engage a significant population. But “one size” programming does not “fit all”. According to...

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Mayward’s integrated and insightful understanding of movie criticism, theology, philosophy, and youth ministry comes together to create a smart and useful resource for Christian youth leaders,...

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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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Young people, unaffiliated with any congregation or particular religious tradition, may be living their faith in a new way: “attending to what matters” without attending church. Alaina Kleinbeck,...

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Even before they hit Junior High, Christian young people are on a trajectory to leave congregational life. What’s a congregation to do? This interview with the author of a ground breaking study and...

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“Cause” expert and creator of the Millennial Impact Project, Feldmann, sheds light on how social movements are built and how they are sustained. Based on six years’ research on Millennial cause...

Thumb sticky faith

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Research shows that only fifty percent of high school students who graduate from a church or youth group will stick with their faith in college and beyond. Sticky Faith sets out to significantly...

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“What are the four most important things in your life?” “What do you think life will be like in 100 years?” The Ungame is a non-competitive communications game that uses questions such as these to...

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