Relational Authority: The State of Religion and Young People 2020

Josh Packard. Springtide Research Institute, 2020.


This short, accessible e-book shares implications of research based on 13- to 25-year-olds and religion.


research data and findings, videos, young people's lives and needs, concrete ideas to build relationships

Recommended Audience

youth leaders, parents, and clergy of all backgrounds


Varies per service

Practical Applications

  • Discuss book and embedded videos with youth ministry team and parents.
  • Include youth and young adults in your congregation by learning from this information.

About the Contributor

Wendy McCormick

Wendy McCormick is the Center for Congregations’ southwest Indiana director. She has an interest in congregational fundraising and stewardship, including planned giving.

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