State of Religion & Young People 2021: Navigating Uncertainty

Dr, Josh Packard. Springtide Research Institute, 2021.


Springtide's annual report is a critical resource to understand how young people think about their religious and spiritual lives.


online resource and study on how young people think

Recommended Audience

Clergy and youth leaders of any faith tradition


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Practical Applications

  • Study how young people think and understand their religion in the wake of the 2020 pandemic.
  • Support youth in a post-pandemic world by reading this with your youth ministry team.

About the Contributor

McKenzie Scott Lewis

A Baptist minister, McKenzie Scott Lewis’ faith experience ranges from Methodist, Church of God in Christ, Charismatic to Baptist. He has taught at IUPUI, served as corporate diversity director at Wellpoint Inc, coordinated diversity and inclusion efforts at Clarian Health Partners and served as CEO and chief cultural strategist for The MSL Group. He brings energy and experience to engage listeners from all walks of life.

A graduate of DePauw University, McKenzie has written extensively in his area of expertise, including the articles “Building Boardroom Trust” from the July 2009 Leadership Ventures Newsletter; “Editorial on Diversity” in the November 2008 Indiana Business Journal (IBJ); “Clarian Health Partners: United We Thrive” in the April 2007 issue of DiversityInc, Magazine; and “Helping Diversity to Grow Up” in New York Voice/Harlem USA October 1997 edition.

Formerly the director of the Center’s Northwest office in Crown Point, McKenzie Scott Lewis is the director of a new Center for Congregations project: Congregations with Communities.

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