CONNECT is a place to gather and collaborate. We hope to create an environment that inspires EPC youth ministry leaders (staff, volunteer, full-time, and part-time) to connect and collaborate based on shared goals, vision, and relationships.
Connect also is a place for encouragement and prayer support. Our desire is to hear and learn from youth leaders, churches, and presbyteries so we can respond by supporting them in their calling to missional student ministry.
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GET-TO-KNOW STUDENT AND COLLEGE MINISTRY LEADERS
The Next Generation Ministries Council would like to connect with you. Members join the council with a sincere desire to serve those who are called by God to reach and disciple the next generation. The intent of this survey is to just get the conversation started with leaders (staff, volunteer, full-time, and part-time).
HOW DO WE FOSTER SUSTAINABLE FAITH IN YOUNG ADULTS?
Most in student and/or college ministry have heard the statistics and read the articles; the stats vary, but the sentiment is the same—there is a growing concern that young adults are leaving the church, especially after high school. Two common responses are:
1. Ignoring the situation, hoping young adults will return when they are older and have children.
2. Building the church on the preference of young people, excluding older members.
However, many feel that more is going on than the “driver’s license to marriage license” joy ride that we’ve seen in previous generations. The Next Generation Ministries Council wants input from EPC church leaders (pastors, elders, parents, youth leaders, college ministry leaders, and volunteers) on this topic. We believe that there is great merit in sharing our ideas, as God reveals His plan for our young people in our individual churches and in the EPC.