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'Do's' and 'Dont's' for Attracting Young Adults to Worship Released

'Do's' and 'Dont's' for Attracting Young Adults to Worship Released

Faith Communities Today has added the final paper, Best Practices, to its Collection of Case Studies on Engaging Young Adults. Best Practices summarizing a series of "do's" and "dont's" for congregations that wish to attract and engage young adults.

Congregations should do the following:

(1) Start a new congregation or young-adult-only worship group within an existing congregation, or move an existing congregation to a new location.

(2) Involve young adults in leadership.

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