Could congregations seeking to engage young adults take part in a growing movement of campus-based intentional communities? asks a research fellow to The Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE).
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In her book “Got Religion?” a journalist profiles seven religious institutions that have created new models for inviting young adults into lives of faith. Interestingly, she says technology is not the answer.
Naomi Schaefer Riley, author of “Got Religion? How Churches, Mosques and Synagogues Can Bring Young People Back,” offers suggestions for Christian leaders seeking to attract and retain young adults.
The music and message at Charlotte/One gatherings are carefully chosen to appeal to 20- and 30-somethings. Photos courtesy of Charlotte/One
Charlotte/One is a ministry in North Carolina’s largest city that brings together 20- and 30-year-olds with the intention of losing them -- to local churches.
Rather than continuing to underemploy young workers, congregations and organizations must invest in nurturing their careers and advocating for living wages.
Young Americans are facing concerning levels of unemployment and underemployment, and the effects can be long-lasting. What new strategies can Christian institutions use to develop the next generation of leaders?
Katie Diller is ESTEEM’s national coordinator and a campus minister at Michigan State University. Photos by Kevin W. Fowler
At a dozen colleges nationwide, ESTEEM is keeping young Catholics in the church by giving them the knowledge, confidence and skills to lead now, while they're still revved up and raring to go.
A pilgrimage in downtown Atlanta showcases young Christian leaders who are passionate about the gospel when it’s wrapped up with the language, customs and concerns of their lives.