What is “Growing Young?”
“Churches are both shrinking and aging as more young people disengage. For the past 10 years, Fuller Youth Institute has researched faith transmission through the college transition, parenting in the digital age, church systems and extended emerging adulthood. Based on groundbreaking research with over 250 of the nation’s leading congregations, Growing Young provides a strategy any church can use to involve and retain young people. It profiles innovative churches engaging 15- to 29-year-olds that are growing–spiritually, emotionally, missionally, and numerically. Packed with ideas, Growing Young shows ministry leaders how to position their churches to reach younger generations in a way that breathes life into the whole church.”
Third Church is currently on a “growing young” journey by being a member of the 2016/17 Growing Young Cohort. The first step of our Growing Young Cohort Team was to ‘listen’ to our congregation through the GY assessment and intentional conversations. Please click the link below to see our results.
Please stay tuned for next steps in the Growing Young journey!