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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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Written from an evangelical perspective, this book outlines the results of a large-scale survey of “millennials” conducted by LifeWay research group, focused on those born between 1980 and 1991....

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Millennial households are more likely to be poor, rent their housing, identify as multi-racial, and be headed by single mothers than prior generations were at the same age. Born between 1982 and...

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Small church pastor and author Karl Vaters suggests that small churches are well-suited to turn the tide of declining attendance in churches everywhere, specifically because they can offer the...

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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...

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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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What makes young adults tick? Congregations whose leadership and culture are dominated by older generations often struggle to understand and connect with the millennials in their midst. Millennials...

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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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Trending now? Externally focused or what are called “missional” congregations, says Eric Swanson, author and Leadership Network’s Community Director. Swanson narrates this YouTube video that...

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Since 2002, RELEVANT Media Group has published RELEVANT magazine, intended to speak to Christians in their 20s and 30s about how God is relevant to every aspect of culture. With content available...

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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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According to Bill Hoyt, “The generational tsunami is upon us.” And in this issue of NetResults, readers will find a number of related themes around the topic of Generations. NetResults is a...

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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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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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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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“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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Builders, Silents, Boomers, Gen-Xers, Millennials, and Gen-Z: who are all these people, what do they want, and how can they form a congregational community that embodies unity yet does not demand...

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What began as a pastor’s two-part sermon series on how six generations relate to each other, led to this book that examines five generations from 1906-2000. Menconi believes that today’s...

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