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.