What Keeps Millennials in Church

While many U.S. churches are losing members and vitality, others are bucking that trend by attracting and engaging young people. Instead of aging, these churches are “growing young.” Based on groundbreaking research that involved over 250 congregations, Growing Young: Six Essential Strategies to Help Young People Discover and Love Your Church profiles innovative churches that…

#GYA Heroes

Tell us about the adults in your faith communities who are showing up for today’s young people. Share stories about their courage, faithfulness, energy and boundless love. They come from all seasons of life. They are #GYA heroes because they love next generations  extraordinarily well. And we are so grateful for them. To our #GrowingYoungAdventists…

#GYA Social Media & Events

For Growing Young Adventists, social media is playing an instrumental role in sharing current activities, events, and developments.  The hashtags, #GYA and #GrowingYoungAdventists are used synonymously with Growing Young Adventists to build online positioning and for technological expediency. #GYA Facebook Page – With over 1000 likes, this social media page provides immediate information to a vast…

#GYA Sermon Series

An effective way to introduce #GrowingYoungAdventists to your church is to develop a sermon series to be shared with your congregation. Fuller Youth Institute has developed a couple of sample sermon outlines as well as free templates from which to customize sermon slides. Want to bring Growing Young ideas into your worship gatherings? Click on the…

#GYA Speakers Will Soon Be Available

In their desire to support, cheer, and resource congregations who wish to better engage and embrace next generations, the North American Division [NAD] is developing leaders from each of its nine unions to train and present Growing Young Adventists [#GYA]. Over the next several years, these point persons will encourage and equip Adventist communities who…

Growing Young

Fuller Youth Institute Research Shows How Leading U.S. Churches Are Growing Younger Instead of Grayer While many U.S. churches are losing members and vitality, others are bucking that trend by attracting and engaging young people. Instead of aging, these churches are “growing young.” Young people are not flocking to such churches for the music, coffee,…

FYI Growing Young Church Resources

Fuller Youth Institute provides an array of exceptional resources to help churches implement Growing Young. You will find a collection of free downloads to accompany your reading of Growing Young. You’ll discover ways to share the insights, stories, and strategies with your friends, colleagues, and wider congregation.

Season of Prayer

What if we were to pray together? All generations. You are wonderful, Lord, and you deserve all praise, because you are much greater than anyone can understand. Each generation will announce to the next your wonderful and powerful deeds. I will keep thinking about your marvelous glory and your mighty miracles. –Psalm 145:3-5 [CEV] This…

What is Growing Young Adventists?

Growing Young Adventists is a learning journey for local churches and leaders helping to build faith communities that will not only survive, but thrive in the years ahead. It is an inter-generational movement nurturing relationship building and cultural transformation that embraces young people and benefits all generations in the Adventist church. #GYA #GrowingYoungAdventists Let’s make the…