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How to Keep Young Adults Engaged in the Church
January 31 @ 19:00 - 21:00
A Special Event for Ministry Leaders & Parents
“How can we help young adults stay connected to church and faith?”
You are warmly invited to a special equipping event for pastors, ministry leaders, and all those committed to the spiritual formation of young adults. Join us for a compelling presentation by Rick Hiemstra, lead researcher for the recently-published Renegotiating Faith study. Rick will share key findings from his research into the faith of Canadian Christians aged 18 – 28. Following Rick’s talk, four panellists with extensive young adult ministry experience will reflect on the perspective shifts and application points they see emerging from Renegotiating Faith.
You’ll come away from this two-hour session with helpful new insights about young adults and ideas for how to keep the young adults you care about engaged with faith and church.
WHAT IS THE RENEGOTIATING FAITH STUDY?
Renegotiating Faith is a collaborative research project that grew out of a partnership between the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, Power to Change — Students, Intervarsity, Youth for Christ, and Truth Matters Ministries. Each of these ministries cares deeply about the spiritual formation and faith commitments of young adult Christians across Canada. And each wanted to learn more about the issues these young Christians are facing. Are there ways we can help young adults stay connected to church and faith as they transition to life beyond high school?
The Renegotiating Faith report provides a wealth of data, insights, and recommendations for those working with young adults. It lays out key discoveries about the new ways young adults are renegotiating the faith of their childhood as they come of age in a world where full adult independence is increasingly delayed, highlights critical fears today’s young adults face, and provides data points that point ministry leaders in helpful directions.
Rick Hiemstra is Director of Research and Media Relations at the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC). Prior to assuming these roles, he served as the Director of the Centre for Research on Canadian Evangelicalism (CRCE).
Prior to coming to the EFC, he served as the pastor of a Wesleyan church in Cornwall, Ont., taught high school mathematics and computer science and held various positions in industry. He holds a Bachelor of Mathematics, a Bachelor of Education and a Masters of Theological Studies. He lives in Ottawa, Ont., with his wife, Beth, and their children, John, Anna, James and Peter.
Andy Steiger – Director, Apologetics Canada
Terry Crosby – Teaching Associate, Apologetics Canada
Kathleen Doll – Associate Dean of Students, Columbia Bible College
Jeremy Walker – Director, Quest Program, Columbia Bible College
THIS EVENT IS FREE