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Plant and Grow a Campus Ministry

General Assembly 2013 Event 3020

Program Description

Speakers: Jake Lyonfields, Rev. Mary Ann Macklin, Kayla Parker, Rev. Jill Jarvis

Why do campus ministry? Hear testimony from Unitarian Universalist (UU) leaders who found, kept, and lost our faith in college. How to do campus ministry? Learn from leaders of different types of campus ministry groups in the MidAmerica Region and staff from the Unitarian Universalist Association. Get tools and connections to take home.

Campus Ministry Resources

From the Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministries, Unitarian Universalist Association

  • Stay in the Know—Tune in to these email lists, blogs, Facebook pages, webinars, and conference calls that connect you to the wider campus ministry community.
     
  • Levels of Engagement (PDF, 6 pages)—Find the level of campus ministry engagement that works for you. Not all campus ministries are groups that meet every week; some are simple acts of support that happen twice a year.
     
  • Small Group Ministry—Discover and re-imagine the most popular format for campus ministry group meetings.
     
  • "Coffee Hour Caution" flyer (PDF)—Post these tips for creating a welcoming space for young adults at Sunday coffee hour.
     
  • Explore Campus Ministry for more resources!

Online Presence and Social Media Resources

From the Department of Communications, Unitarian Universalist Association

  • Having a friendly and informational website and Facebook page are essential for communicating that young adults are welcome to work with you on campus ministry or come to your congregation. Review these materials and advice from the UUA on the following social media and technologies:
     

Further Reading on the Future of Faith

From the Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministries, Unitarian Universalist Association

  • Faith Formation 2020—A well-respected group that helps Christian churches and their leaders imagine new directions for faith formation and designing 21st century innovations for their programs and ministries.
     
  • Pew Forum US Religious Landscape Survey—This report offers the authoritative data on trends in American religious life and participation.
     
  • Howe, Neil and Strauss, William. Millennials Rising: The Next Great Generation. Vintage Books, 2000.
     
  • Merritt, Carol Howard. Tribal Church: Ministering to the Missing Generation. Herndon: The Alban Institute, 2007.
     
  • Parks, Sharon Daloz. Big Questions, Worthy Dreams: Mentoring Young Adults in Their Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Faith. Jossey-Bass, 2000.
     
  • Bowers, Laurene Beth. Designing Contemporary Congregations: How to Attract Those Under 50. Pilgrim Press, 2008.

For more information contact ya-cm@uua.org.

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Last updated on Monday, June 17, 2013.

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