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.
“High School Grads Stay in Church Through New Outreach” by Diana Chandler
In her article for Baptist Press, Diana Chandler highlights Campus Ministry Link (CML), the new outreach of Austin, Texas-based Campus Renewal Ministries that seeks to reverse a Gospel-engagement decline of 70 percent among high school graduates leaving home.
“Why People Leave a Church” by Thom Rainer
A recent study by Lifeway Research showed that 15% of church members have considered leaving their church in the past six months. In this podcast, Thom Rainer addresses these statistics and why parents today are more likely than in the past to change churches to benefit their kids.
“5 Reasons Most Churches Don’t Reach College Students” by Paul Worcester
In this feature for Outreach Magazine, Paul Worcester spotlights the sad reality that most college campuses are filled with thousands of lost young people who are broken and searching for direction with only a handful of under-resourced college ministries seeking to make an impact on the campus. He also discusses reasons why most churches don’t invest in reaching college students.