Leading Teens and Young Adults into Spiritual Maturity
Visualize a group picture of young people in your congregation. For every 3 faces, draw a red “x” through 2 of them who eventually leave (Barna, 2019). It’s not just that they are leaving WELS. Many of them leave the faith altogether. This course is built on the premise that young adult ministry is not so much a program as it is a relational issue. We need to make clear that we care about them. In this course, we will assess the cultural and psychological struggles of the 14-24 year old generation, identify key ministry pillars that support a bridge to the other side of Christian maturity, and build a ministry plan that sends a clear message of spiritual resilience to young adults.
During Summer Quarter 2022, this course runs week one - June 20 through June 24.