Church Growth. Churches around the world struggle with this same thing. Many young people are less likely than older generations to be religiously affiliated or believers. Some can be resistant to outreach and others are even downright hostile to organized religion. Yet, their participation in the ministry is essential to the future of churches. A report from the Hartford Institute for Religion Research examined the church membership of young adults ages
At a recent gathering, Chapman bounded onstage at First United Methodist to deliver a final sermon in a series on Jesus. The Gothic-style sanctuary, rented for a small monthly donation, had been transformed to look more like a concert venue than a place of worship. He can fill our lives with hope because he knows what we are going through, Chapman said. He has endured what we endure -- even worse. Run with all your hearts and all your baggage to Jesus. With that, Chapman delivered the closing prayer, and then the crowd of young adults poured out onto the sanctuary steps on a warm spring night to slurp free Italian ice and share the fellowship that draws them here each week.
Be a part of the movement of young adults, determined to follow Jesus and love their city. Use your gifts to impact communities and demonstrate the love of Jesus to everyone. We are committed to growing in authentic relationships with Christ and each other. Live worship, a practical message, and post-service hangouts for young adults.