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ministering to. youth. in. transition. transitioning -the reality. stats suggest a retention rate of 25%, 5 yrs after high school. transitioning -causes. off our radar at 18 little transition prep many of your YM’s encourage a consumer mentality

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ministering to

youth

in

transition


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transitioning -the reality

  • stats suggest a retention rate of 25%, 5 yrs after high school.


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transitioning -causes

  • off our radar at 18

  • little transition prep

  • many of your YM’s encourage a consumer mentality

  • very little for young adults


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What can we learn

  • It’s a church issue.

  • Retention & integration

  • 2. Christian Ed Matters Greatly

  • Teachings on church

  • Can I doubt, differ, disagree

  • 3. Many YM’s are creating consumers not disciples


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What can we learn

  • 4. 25 is the new benchmark of YM success

  • Adolescence lengthened, YM’s must too.

  • Are our teens in church at 25

  • 5. Churches need to become familiar with the YA culture


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What can we learn

  • 6. Churches should prepare HS grads for the transition

  • Covenant/transitioning mentor

  • 7. Regions must cooperate

  • Who is coming to us? Where are my youth going?


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Convention’s response

  • 1)Raising the issue

  • 2)Young Adult Worship Festival – August 19-20, Moncton, NB

  • 3)Facilitate Regional Partnerships

  • 4)Create Covenant Material

  • 5)YM Training at Acadia & leadership events

  • 6)Young Adult Mission Trip

    • May 12-26, 2005

    • Prague, Czech Republic


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