Thursday, August 15, 2013

ARDA blog reports on a study that features seven characteristics of congregations successfully attracting young adults:
A new report analyzing the 2010 Faith Communities Today study of more than 11,000 congregations provides insights into what makes congregations with significant numbers of young adults distinctive. The profile by researchers Monte Sahlin of the Cooperative Congregational Studies Partnership and David Roozen of the Hartford Institute for Religion Research explores the characteristics of the mere 16 percent of those congregations where 21 percent or more of participants are ages 18 to 34.
The KISS principle: Keep it spiritual, stupid:Eat, pray, read the Bible
Keeping up with new technology
Electric guitars rock
Gender balance
Promoting young adult ministry

Read what each one means here.
More of the study at Faith Communities Today.

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