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    Leading Young Adults

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    Th e ABCs & Ds

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    The reasons most frequently cited by persons who leavelocal church fellowship are found in the realm of

    relationships, the absence of a sense of belonging, and the lack of meaningful engagement in the local congregation and its mission. (General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Executive Committee, 2007,

    para. 5).

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    If someone wanted to tell me what she or he believed about Christianity, I would be willing to listen

    20-29 = 89% vs. 30+ = 75%

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    I would be willing to study the Bible if a friend asked meto.

    20-29 = 61% vs. 30+ = 42%

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    Th e ABCs & Ds

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    Auth enticitythe art of being real.the art of being real.

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    Auth enticity

    Real & Hone st

    Transpar ent

    Genuine & Since re

    Hum ble

    Hum an

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    An honest interest in a young adult, fueled by

    virtuous intention, builds relational bridges tonew generations that have seen so littleattention from parental and adult figures.

    -Allan Martin

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    Belongingf ee ling accepted and involved .f ee ling accepted and involved .

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    BelongingIncluded

    Involved

    Integ ration

    Collabora tion

    Trust & Risk

    Respo nsibility

    Purpos e

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    Being included, being trusted, being considered responsible, for elders to be prepared to takesome risk with inexperience, are sentiments and attitudes which senior leadership must bewilling to show, or we [young adults] are gone!

    -Jan Paulsen

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    Compassiondo something now.do something now.

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    Close to 70% of outsider young adults perceiveChristianity as insensitive to others

    -Kinnaman & Lyons unChristian

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    Compassion

    Service

    Social Activism

    Justice

    Advocacy

    Abroa d & Local

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    Disciples h ipon the journey togethe r.on the journey togethe r.

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    Disciples h ip

    Relational

    Guide on the Side

    Ment oring

    Longitudin al

    Inside Out

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    Young adults are eager to be mentored by

    spiritually wise adults willing to pour their lifeexperiences into new generations. Don t dictatedirection, rather explore possibilities and lend guidance. -Allan Martin

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    Being AuthenticFos te ring Belonging

    Expressing Compass ionPurpos ef ully Discipling

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    Interactgroup.group.

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    1. What are some of your observations on your young adu lt communitie s need s?

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    Recommended Books :

    Stetze r, Ed. Lost and Found. B&HPublishing Group. 2009 .

    K innaman, D., and G. Lyons. U nchristian . Baker Books. 2007.

    Smith , C., and P. Sne ll. Souls in Transition. Oxford Univ. Press. 2009 .

    Paulien , Jon. Everlasting Gospel Ever-Changing World . Pacif ic Press. 2008

    269 .815.0162

    Online and Email at:

    www.abo ut .me/ kasp erjr

    Recommended Books :

    Stetze r, Ed. Lost and Found. B&HPublishing Group. 2009 .

    K innaman, D., and G. Lyons. U nchristian . Baker Books. 2007.

    Smith , C., and P. Sne ll. Souls in Transition. Oxford Univ. Press. 2009 .

    Paulien , Jon. Everlasting Gospel Ever-Changing World . Pacif ic Press. 2008

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    M odel of M inistryYoung Adu lt Ministry th at Works!Young Adu lt Ministry th at Works!

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    Consumer Informational Transformational

    FAITH Faith is good Faith is conforming ,God is truth

    Faith isrelationship, God is

    LoveLEADERSHIP Program Direct or Instruct or Guide to Christian

    SpiritualityVOLUNTEERS Chaperones Classroo m aids Ment ors

    PRACTICES Event s, Programming ,Activities

    Activities, learning ,study

    Activities,relationships(bet ween God and people)

    TEACHING Values Religious info,indoct rination,lif esty le

    Christian Living

    YOUTH Religious Potenti alinstituti onalmem bers

    Developing aspiritual way of lif e

    CONSTITUENCY Parent and Church Religious instituti on Church as acommunity

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    Consumer Informational Transformational

    FAITH Faith is good Faith is conforming ,God is truth

    Faith isrelationship, God is

    LoveLEADERSHIP Program Direct or Instruct or Guide to Christian

    SpiritualityVOLUNTEERS Chaperones Classroo m aids Ment ors

    PRACTICES Event s, Programming ,Activities

    Activities, learning ,study

    Activities,relationships(bet ween God and people)

    TEACHING Values Religious info,indoct rination,lif esty le

    Christian Living

    YOUTH Religious Potenti alinstituti onalmem bers

    Developing aspiritual way of lif e

    CONSTITUENCY Parent and Church Religious instituti on Church as acommunity

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    M odel of M inistryYoung Adu lt Ministry th at Works!Young Adu lt Ministry th at Works!

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    Interactgroup.group.

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    k asper h aug h ton jr.

    269 .815.0162

    Online and Email at:

    www.abo ut .me/ kasp erjr

    Grab a card from the table , brows e the bookl ist!

    269 .815.0162

    Online and Email at:

    www.abo ut .me/ kasp erjr

    Grab a card from the table , brows e the bookl ist!