How to Keep Young Adults Engaged in the Local Church

Date(s) - January 31, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Columbia Bible College

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A Special Event for Ministry Leaders & Parents

You are warmly invited to a special equipping event for pastors, ministry leaders, and all those committed to the spiritual formation of young adults.  Join us for a compelling presentation by Rick Hiemstra, lead researcher for the recently-published Renegotiating Faith study. Rick will share key findings from his research into the faith of Canadian Christians aged 18 – 28. Following Rick’s talk, four panelists with extensive young adult ministry experience will reflect on the perspective shifts and application points they see emerging from Renegotiating Faith.   You’ll come away from this two-hour session with helpful new insights about young adults and ideas for how to keep the young adults you care about engaged with faith and church.


Renegotiating Faith is a collaborative research project that grew out of a partnership between the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, Power to Change — Students, Intervarsity, Youth for Christ, and Truth Matters Ministries. Each of these ministries cares deeply about the spiritual formation and faith commitments of young adult Christians across Canada. And each wanted to learn more about the issues these young Christians are facing. Are there ways we can help young adults stay connected to church and faith as they transition to life beyond high school?

The Renegotiating Faith report provides a wealth of data, insights, and recommendations for those working with young adults. It lays out key discoveries about the new ways young adults are renegotiating the faith of their childhood as they come of age in a world where full adult indendepence is increasingly delayed, highlights critical fears today’s young adults face, and provides data points that point ministry leaders in helpful directions.

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