June 7, 2018

Andrea Syverson Left the Church but Not Her Faith

In her book Alter Girl: Walking Away From Religion Into the Heart of Faith (Group Publishing, Inc., 2017), Andrea Syverson chronicles her journey from committed Catholic to spiritual traveler in an ever-evolving relationship with Jesus. In writing this blog and […]
May 25, 2018

Young Adults Prize Values In Where They Work, Worship

The Catholic Church has a clear opportunity to attract and keep young adults, judging from a study of what millennials want most from their workplace. It’s a reasonable inference given the values that young adults say are most important to them […]
May 17, 2018

Church or No Church, Young Adults Living Gospel Values

Katie Hayes has learned a few things from nearly two decades spent ministering with young people. • Don’t underestimate the goodness in young adults. • Listen to them. • Observe and be involved in their lives (you will find God […]
May 9, 2018

Some Young Adults Seeking “Third Space” for Faith

It’s not just the Catholic Church or mainstream Christianity that are experiencing a growing exodus of young adults from their ranks. The Muslim faith also is contending with the challenge of remaining relevant to its younger members. Jenan Mohajir, Director […]
April 19, 2018

The Grace and Inspiration of the Disaffiliated

Young adults are opting out of organized religion at an accelerating rate. Concern over the trend is justified, but is all doom and gloom? Or might this moment be presenting churches both unanticipated grace and an opportunity for new vitality? […]
April 17, 2018

“Everybody needs community”

Everybody needs community. That basic need for fellowship can either draw young adults to affiliate with a church or church group, or prompt them to look elsewhere. And as studies and statistics show, churches aren’t trending so well these days. […]
March 26, 2018

Australian church outpaces US in evangelizing millennials, says study coauthor

March 23, 2018 By Emilie Ng CHURCH leaders in Australia are ahead of those in the United States when it comes to finding new ways of evangelizing millennials, said the coauthor of a recent American study into disaffiliated Catholics. John […]
March 22, 2018

Lauren Mickler: A Questioning, Thinking, and Heartfelt Faith

Lauren Mickler describes her involvement in the Catholic Church growing up as “intense, in a positive way.” She attended Catholic preschool, public elementary and middle school, then Catholic high school. At home Sunday Mass was a given, and everyday Catholic […]

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