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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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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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Faith & Leadership is a leadership education arm of Duke Divinity School. This article highlights the ministry of Charlotte/One, an ecumenically based ministry in Charlotte, North Carolina, and led...

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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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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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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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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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The Millennial Generation is challenging congregational life in virtually all its aspects. This is true for Black congregations which must also deal with Hip Hop culture. Pastor Benjamin Stephens...

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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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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...

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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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Researcher Ed Stetzer and his associates offer a description of four young adult unchurched types. These four types are: 1) Always unchurched; 2) De-churched; 3) Friendly unchurched; 4) Hostile...

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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,...

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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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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Some studies show that 60% of church going teens from a decade ago are not worshiping in a congregation now. What is going on? You Lost Me is a study that states the reasons why this is...

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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...

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During the second half of the twentieth century, congregations and colleges began to invest time, funding and personnel in developing short-term mission trips. The trips generally last from a week...

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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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