Young Adult Ministry
A majority of twenty-somethings — 61% of today’s young adults — who had been churched at one point during their teen years are now spiritually disengaged (i.e., not actively attending church, reading the Bible, or praying).
The next generation is calling it quits on the traditional church and it’s not just happening on the nominal fringe; it’s happening at the core of the faith!
Research is showing that in their young adult years — and often beyond that – religious activity in the teen years does not translate into spiritual commitment as individuals move into their 20's and 30's.
Based on interviews with 22,000 adults and over 2,000 teenagers in 25 separate surveys, the Barna Group unquestionably quantified the seriousness of the situation: six out of ten 20-somethings who were involved in a church during their teen years are already gone.
Most of them are pulling away from church, spending less time alone studying their Bibles, giving very little financially to Christian causes, ceasing to volunteer for church activities, and are turning their backs on Christian media such as magazines, radio, and television.
We don’t want to see this happen!
At NLBC, our young adult ministry, Exciting Times, is dedicated to supporting the 18-30 year olds in our community with hopes of ministering to a diverse group of young people and enabling them to 'Grow in God Through Exciting Times' so they don't become a part of these alarming statistics!
Here's how you can get involved in the young adult's ministry at NLBC:
(Statistics taken from the Barna Group and the book “Already Gone” by Ken Ham and Britt Beemer.)
Click here to download our
Young Adult brochure.