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How to Activate Young Adults in Your Church

When You Don’t Have Any

Dustin Serns

“If our church doesn’t get more young people soon, we’re going to die,” blurted the head deaconess during my pastoral interview.

I looked around the room at the dedicated group of 60- and 70-year-old church leaders. I respected their openness about the reality in their church (and many other churches in North America).

We didn’t have young adults bringing their personal flavor and spirituality into our worship service. We didn’t have young adults leading ministries on our church board. 1 We didn’t have a young adult group organizing Bible studies, socials, and service projects. We didn’t have …

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