Six Essential Strategies to Help Young People Discover and Love Your Church
Churches are both shrinking and aging as more young people disengage. Based on groundbreaking research with over 250 of the nation’s leading congregations, Growing Young provides a strategy any church can use to involve and retain young people. It profiles innovative churches engaging 15- to 29-year-olds that are growing–spiritually, emotionally, missionally, and numerically. Packed with ideas, Growing Young shows ministry leaders how to position their churches to reach younger generations in a way that breathes life into the whole church.
We believe in the power of young people.
Our heart’s cry is for teenagers and young adults across the country to follow Jesus toward a transformative faith that enriches all generations in their congregations and communities.
The Growing Young project began with the question of why certain churches succeed in their ministry with young people. From our research, we discovered that these “bright spot” congregations—diverse in region, size, denomination and culture—have these six core commitments in common.
Lead Growing Young conversations with your team.
You want to lead lasting change in your church, but how can you rally leaders behind a shared vision? We've created a new series that brings the Growing Young core commitments to life for your church. In each 20-30 minute video, your team can gain insight and teaching from a Growing Young author, hear stories from real-life leaders and churches, and talk about practical next steps. Discover the Growing Young Core Commitment Video Curriculum in our online store today.