In our area right now, it is a big problem that when people get to their early twenties, many of them leave the church where they've spent their entire lives and go to another church. For us it seems that people are just going to another church because everyone else goes to that church. What really kills me is that around here, this "cool" church is actually a "non-denominational" Baptist church. In order to participate in ministry there, these folks must be re-baptized, since this church does not recognized infant baptism.
To try to combat this problem, we are starting a Young Adult ministry at our church, but it has been hard to get it off the ground. It has been in its infant stages for about the past year. We have a regular schedule going now, but only about 6 or 7 people attend regularly. Does anyone have a success story about getting a young adults program off the ground? We're just looking for some ideas to get it moving.