Helping Local Churches Love Young Adults Better
Often, the diminishing presence of next generations in local church life is not lost to it's members. What is difficult is to know how to change the trends and see youth and young adults actively engaged and involved in the local congregation.
What resources are out there to help local churches develop ministry to Millennials? What are the next steps to take?
The NEXT STEPS course intends to empower a research-informed, relevant approach to young adult ministry by exploring the Adventist Millennial Study conducted by the Barna Group. Eager to help your local church love young adults better? By the end of Next Steps, you and your team will be able to apply the research findings from the Adventist Millennial Study to young adult ministry in your context.
This free online training can be used in group or personal development, with church leaders or local members--It's practical and can enrich efforts to build constructive ministry inroads with youth and young adults.
Here's what leading ministry professionals have to say about NEXT STEPS:
“Fact: Millennials are disengaging and leaving the church. Instead of being paralyzed by the problem, take this opportunity to learn from one of the leading voices in millennial ministry. In NEXT STEPS, Dr. A Allan Martin offers an engaging combination of field research and experience-based wisdom to guide you towards a thriving young adult ministry." --Tara VinCross, DMin, Senior Pastor, Azure Hills Church
“A Allan Martin, PhD, is the premiere Adventist presenter on youth and young adult ministry. Through NEXT STEPS, I would encourage others to do as I have done and glean from his teaching. Your life and your church will be better for it.” --Roger Hernandez, MDiv, Ministerial and Evangelism Coordinator, Southern Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
“Of the many available resources in the Adventist Learning Community [ALC], I believe that NEXT STEPS is one of the most important courses. The Adventist church at large has already begun to sip and savor the proverbial millennial coffee, however now it’s available in espresso! Kudos to Dr. A Allan Martin for making this cutting-edge research available in clear, compact, and comprehensive cup servings.” #ResearchMeetsEspresso #MillennialsForDummies #NextSteps --Geston Pierre, MDiv, Bass Vocalist, Committed; Outreach + Social Justice Pastor, Grand Advent Church
“Lots of talk and hand-wringing seem to be the typical response to, ‘Youth and young adults are leaving the church.’ In NEXT STEPS, Dr. A Allan Martin combines his expertise, passion, experience, and research to provide action steps to address this great need.” --Steve Case, PhD, Doctor of Ministry Coordinator for Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Andrews University
“NEXT STEPS promises to be a transformational process to assist you in taking the young adult ministry you lead to greater success in retaining and reclaiming our most precious resource. Dr. A Allan Martin is a proven young adult pastor, ministry professional, clinician, and superb communicator, who will make the time you spend in this training a worthwhile investment.” --Willie Oliver, PhD, CFLE, Family Ministries Director, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists