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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 sometimes struggle to engage the 18-30 year olds in their community. Recently defined as “emerging adults”, members of this life stage are navigating the distance between high school...

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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...

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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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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,...

Thumb fact engaging young adults report

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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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Cultural psychologist Jeffrey Arnett coined the term emerging adulthood to denote a distinct developmental stage following adolescence. With a research focus on Americans ages 18-29, Arnett...

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As the phrase suggests, “emerging adults” (20-32-year-olds) are in a transitional time that researchers suggest is more complex and challenging than at any other time in human history. In this 10th...

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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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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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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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Plenty has been written about young people leaving church, and when or whether they return later in life. In this book, a researcher and church specialist reveal what congregations and parents can...

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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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