Almost every congregation finds itself wringing its hands over the "missing" generation. Young adults often leave the church of their childhood yet a significant minority eventually return Reclaimed delves into the questions of why so many have left the church-and what brings them back. Personal stones and rich reflections on the positive and not-so-positive aspects of church life reveal young adult journey from and return to active congregational life. Through in-depth interviews with Christian young adults, author Denise Janessen uncovers patterns and commonalities in these journeys, and offers recommendations to understand, nurture, and sustain the faith of this emerging generation. This invaluable and insightful resources equips congregations seeking to help youth through the transition from adolescence to adulthood, as well as those churches that hope to welcome other young adults into their midst. Book jacket.
Faith in an Emerging Generation
Mind, Body & Spirit