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Is your congregation seeking to reach out to young adults? Many congregations are. There can be both excitement and anxiety about engaging the generation commonly called millennials.

Not every...

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In a gathering of congregational leaders, the word “millennial” enters the conversation. A wave of uneasiness settles in — judgment, honest confusion or distress. What is the future of our...

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Increasingly, all kinds of congregations are actively externally focused. I’ve observed this since 2008. The change is remarkable. Really!

The energy is so powerful. The conversations exciting....

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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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The research, case studies, and identification of best practices offered here will be appreciated by congregational leaders engaged in young adult ministries, those considering an intentional...

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