I was in charge of outreach and small group ministries at my church. I was helping reach the lost and discipling the found. It was all good. But then some single adults in the church tried to upset my world. A few weeks later they asked again, and I made the mistake pastors never want to make. The moment they happily skipped out of my office, my head hit the desk.
CLB Young Adults Survey | Church of the Lutheran Brethren
Two-thirds 66 percent of American young adults who attended a Protestant church regularly for at least a year as a teenager say they also dropped out for at least a year between the ages of 18 and 22, according to a new study from Nashville-based LifeWay Research. Thirty-four percent say they continued to attend twice a month or more. While the 66 percent may be troubling for many church leaders, the numbers may appear more hopeful when compared to a study from LifeWay Research. Previously, 70 percent of to year-olds left church for at least one year. Regardless of any external factors, the Protestant church is slowly shrinking from within.
Young Adult Ministry Young Adults Single or married, high school graduates through 39 years of age Young Adult Ministry Survey The survey is 11 questions long, including the optional questions as well. Its purpose is to gather enough generic information to see if a ministry group is plausible and what sort of group it could be. If you know of someone who is in the prescribed age range, they are active in the parish, and you do not see their name on the email list, please notify me. Some active members have not updated their contact information, which makes these outreaches very difficult.
Pin How to cut down on some of the frustration of building a ministry from scratch. The process of starting a ministry to young adults from the ground up can be harrowing. The temptation can be to see the need for a young adult ministry and to immediately jump into starting a service or program.