An excellent new video resource was showcased at reKindle and at Synod 2012 in June which deals head on with the question about why today's young adults are leaving the CRC.
While taking an ecclesiology class at college, I became familiar with the "Young, Restless, Reformed" concept that seems to be taking the young people of the church by storm. This drastic paradigm shift is happening for what appears to be 2 reasons.
YALT Hangouts feature new technology from Google that will enable well-known leaders from around the CRC to have open question and answer sessions with young adults and young adult influencers about the local church, young adults and the future of the CRC.
This webinar was recorded on: Thu, 05/30/2013 This webinar introduces some of the sobering statistics about youth staying, leaving and returning to church in Canada.
Many churches are now dealing with the reality of losing the Millennial Generation for good. If that seems unacceptable to you and your church, then there may be some options to help your church become more relevant to this tough-to-define audience. But be warned, this webinar is not for the faint of heart.
Anima: The Forum for Worship and the Arts is a project concerned with including our youth and young adults in worship leadership. Training videos available on their website could be used as discussion fodder at worship committee meetings or planning groups.
We're bombarded with ads that tell us we'll be happier with a drink in our hands, a diamond on her finger, an in-home theatre, and better-smelling armpits. I'm not immune to it — I still fight the temptation to compare myself to others. But, here's what I try to remember.
Contextualization is not just the stuff of foreign missions. It affects how high-school age students think about living out the Gospel in the local context.
Has anyone come across resources or study materials on hermeneutics? I am interested in starting a series with my high school students and would appreciate any ideas.
For most people the idea of being interviewed by the church council is somewhere on the spectrum between anxiety-producing and utterly terrifying. Here are a few ways to make the interview a more joyful, life-giving process.