Here are some articles, blogs, and podcasts from this past week that you may find helpful as you work with young adults in your church and community.
“Key Findings about Americans’ Belief in God” by Dalia Fahmy
While the share of American adults who do not affiliate with a religious group has risen dramatically, the overwhelming majority of Americans, including a majority of the religiously unaffiliated, say they believe in God or a higher power. Here are six key takeaways from a recent Pew Research Center report on the topic.
“Lifeway’s Top 10 Mother’s Day Gifts” by Lifeway Staff
To show your thankfulness, consider a gift that will help Mom grow in her own faith walk. If you’re still on the search for something special to give your mom or that special mother figure in your life, here’s a great gift idea list from Lifeway.
For the church to be effectively missional, it is beneficial to know how to “exegete the neighborhood,” in much the same way as learning to study a biblical text. In this feature for Send Institute, Glenn Smith highlights how reading your community is the first step to demonstrating a commitment to partnering with the community and establishing relational trust.