Ministry with Young Adults William J. Cork, D.Min. What Is a Young Adult? Young Adult 18-35 Young Adulthood Developmental Perspectives Tasks of Young Adulthood Developing Personal Identity Developing Relationships Developing Meaning for Work Developing a Spiritual Life Owned Faith
William J. Cork, D.Min.
Should we be focusing on generations?
Or are we seeing a change of culture, that will impact all our ways of doing ministry?
1999 Survey of 200 young adults by Bill Cork
Frank DeSiano,Sowing New Seed, p. 79ff
Making it Young Adult Friendly
“Folks, believe it or not I can resonate with some of your concerns. The problem is simple: we have one guide for a whole world church, i.e., the folks who go to Chris Blake’s class, to the folks who congregate on benches in some room with no electricity, to folks in Copenhagen, to folks in Patagonia, to folks who have been in the church for 40 years, to those who have been in 40 days. How do you meet all those needs? You can’t.
“The ABSG is a guide. Repeat ‘Guide,’ that’s all. It says the world church is studying this topic today. Period.
“Beyond that, it has to be up to the teachers to contextualize it, to make it as much as possible meet the various needs all over the world. … It’s a guide; I tell people follow it as closely or as loosely as you need.”
In Mission to Young Adults