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PWR Staff Create Resource for Supporting Emerging-Adults in Leadership
PWR Staff Create Resource for Supporting Emerging-Adults in Leadership

​Imagine if you will… in your home congregation... that emerging adults (ages 18-24) are fully integrated into the life of the church, and have strong connections with each other. They are involved in both intergenerational and age-cohort activities that satisfy spiritual and social needs (mixing and huddling). They are in positions of leadership throughout the church, and their perspectives and voices are valued, not just because of their generational lens, but also because of their leadership abilities. Their leadership is felt in many aspects of congregational life. Young adults are (becoming) a large part of our identity as a faith community, it is truly their congregation, too.

Are you interested in making this vision a reality? PWR staff Rev. Sarah Gibb Millspaugh and Eric Bliss, Youth Ministry Specialist, have created some guiding questions and tips on a new LeaderLab resource, Engaging Emerging Adult Leaders in Congregations.

About the Authors

  • Eric Bliss, Pacific Western Region Youth Ministry Specialist, is a native of Knoxville, TN, where he grew up attending both Westside Unitarian Universalist and Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Churches. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Teacher’s Certificate in...
  • Rev. Sarah Gibb Millspaugh joined the Pacific Western Region's Congregational Life staff in July 2016. She serves as the Primary Contact for congregations in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, the western edge of Texas, and three Southern California counties. Sarah works with all PWR congregations as a...
  • Annie grew up Unitarian Universalist (UU) in central Illinois and has enjoyed being engaged in various aspects of UU life in Minnesota, New York, California and now Massachusetts. As an ordained minister she served our faith by supporting young adult ministry, campus ministry, and worked with...

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