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2015 Survey to Include Focus on Young Adult Ministry

2015 Survey to Include Focus on Young Adult Ministry

The 2015 mid-decade FACT Faith Communities Today survey of American congregations of all religions will include a number of new items aimed at gathering new information about engaging young adults in worship.

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How to Create a Congregational Context in which Teens Thrive

What young adults are looking for is a Christian community in which "you can smell Jesus." That quote comes from a 20-something researcher for the Barna Group who made the... read more >

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Taking it to the Streets: Christian Hip-Hop in Kenya

Christianity entered Kenya through missionary efforts. But the mistake of those early missionaries was their focus on the afterlife rather than on how temporal affairs are affected and transformed by... read more >

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Have Meaningful Engagements with Youth

How do we make meaning of our lives? Lancaster Theological Seminary professor Anabel C. Proffitt, who teaches youth ministry, argues that consumerism is a metastory, offering meaning and purpose for... read more >

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Helping Your Church's Youth Develop Good Online Habits

Without question, today's youth live in a world unlike that of their parents. It is a world of instant and constant communication, and of access to resources and perspectives from... read more >

Deadline for Religion Newswriters Contest

Deadline for Religion Newswriters Contest

Dates & Time: 
Sep 07, 2017

Deadline to register for the 2017 Religion Newswriters contest is February 3. The Religion Newswriters Association hosts this and other annual contests to showcase religion reporting excellence in the news media, with more than $10,000 in prizes. Information on award guidelines, eligibility and entry fees is available on the RNA website. Entrants need not be RNA members, but joining RNA can save up to $75 on entry fees and simplify the entry process.

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Psalms Encourage Family Faith Formation

When all ages interact together with the Psalms, they develop a common language for life together with God. The power of the Psalms is that they can provide language children... read more >

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A Guide to Planning Worship with Teens

A range of research shows that when teens are given the opportunity to be involved in worship planning and leadership, several good things happen: their spiritual lives and faith commitments... read more >

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Getting the Young and Disconnected back to church

Recent research makes it clear that a growing percentage of young adults are not connected with any religious tradition or faith community even though America's young have a strong interest... read more >

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