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Emerging Adults Least Likely to Engage Their Faith: Key Finding for Those Involved in Youth Ministry
“…we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us.” (I Thessalonians 2:8) This article first appeared in Insights into Religion, a Lilly Endowment sponsored program of the study of religion in America. Youth ministry is great but apparently, […]
Tired of dragging the parish kicking and screaming from one level of joy and freedom in the Kingdom of God to the next? Try a Strategic Initiatives Fund.
Most of the material in this article is highly relevant for those parishes interested in adding new members.
Parishes already have many teams at work. Why not provide structure and professional coaching to increase effectiveness and efficiency?
What’s the personality of your parish? How does it serve or not serve the purpose of mission fulfillment? Is it a liability or an asset in terms of attracting and keeping people?
Background checks on staff and volunteers is an unfortunate but absolutely necessary practice for parishes today. Where blind trust exists, there is found an opportunity for mischief – or much worse.
Ship of Fools – Satirical (but helpful) British Website About Christianity that Requires a Robust Sense of Humor
They’re insightful, off-the wall funny and sometimes a bit shocking. Yet they are actually sincere believers debunking secularization and the societal marginalization of Christianity. Hold on to your seat belt.
Knowledge of cultural trends and influences brings relevancy, astute application and intelligence to the proclamation of the gospel in all aspects of church life – but especially to teaching and to youth ministry. Jesus came to save the world because His Father (God) “so loved the world”. Yet he also revealed that His kingdom was not of this world.
How to attract and retain young adults to parish life is an ever-present and ever-growing challenge to priests and those involved in youth ministry. Read here what is working for other churches. Some may apply to Orthodoxy.
Great insights into youth culture and faith experiences of young people today are available in this landmark study. Very helpful reading for priests and those engaged in youth ministry.
Frustrated with efforts to ramp up youth ministry and the alarming departure of young people from the Church? Find help here.
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