Strategic churches are growing young.
Churches are both shrinking and aging as more young people disengage. Based on research with over 250 of the nation’s leading congregations, Growing Young provides a plan that any church can use to involve and retain young people. Packed with ideas, Growing Young shows ministry leaders how to reach younger generations in a way that breathes life into the WHOLE church and deepen the faith of your young people as well as their connection and sense of belonging in your congregation.
it’s about changing church culture.
In November 2020, we held online presentations about the book Growing Young. We shared information and stories, as well as next steps in the Pacifica Synod’s commitment to walk with congregations in Growing Young. If you missed either of the presentations, you may find them on our Synod YouTube channel found here.
Beginning in January 2021, we will be hosting monthly, online Zoom conversations until June, each focusing on one of the six Growing Young Core Commitments. Each of these free, one-hour sessions will be offered once during the day and once during the evening.
While reading the book Growing Young is not a prerequisite of participating in the conversations, reading the chapter that will be discussed is encouraged. The book may be purchased through Fuller Youth Institute, Amazon or your favorite bookseller. For those who use a Kindle, we have FREE download codes for those who would use them. Please contact Terri Robertson at email@example.com to have a code sent to you by email.
Below are dates and times of each of the sessions. Pre-registration for each session is required to receive the Zoom link to join. Please click here to register. We encourage you to share these dates and link with others in your congregation. Recordings of and resources from the sessions already held are also listed below.
Session One Recording – January 14, 2021
Presentation Slides – Session One (PowerPoint)
Growing Young Story Video – Keychain Leadership
Session Two – Empathize with Today’s Young People (Chapter 3)
Held February 4 & 9, 2021
Session Two Recording – February 4, 2021
Session Two Recording – February 9, 2021
Presentation Slides – Session Two (PowerPoint)
Session Three – Take Jesus’ Message Seriously (Chapter 4)
Held March 9 & 11, 2021
Session Three Recording – March 9, 2021
Session Three Recording – March 11, 2021
Presentation Slides – Session Three (PowerPoint)
Session Four – Fuel Warm Relationships (Chapter 5)
Held April 13 & 15, 2021
Session Four Recording – April 13, 2021
Session Four Recording – April 15, 2021
Presentation Slides – Session Four (PowerPoint)
Session Five – Prioritize Young People/Families Everywhere (Chapter 6)
Held May 11 & 15, 2021
Session Five Recording – May 11, 2021
Session Five Recording – May 13, 2021
Presentation Slides – Session Five (PowerPoint)
Thursday, June 10 – 6:30 PM