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The World Is Yours: Launching A Young Adult Ministry

In today’s harsh everyday climate, people are looking for answers to their problems. How ironic that we see churches everywhere with little to no effect in their surrounding community and the people in it. The ones affected the most are the youth and young adults.

How Can We help The Youth Find Their Way to God?

According to the King James Bible in the book of James 2:26 reads, “For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.” We have to walk the talk. The ones that are in most need of the Word is those considered to be in the Young Adult age group (18-35).  Young adults Dallas will have a different need from those young adults living in Brooklyn, New York, but the message of God is the same. Love, peace, safety and serenity, can all be achieved through Christ. What needs to happen is to create a Young Adult Ministry to address the missing elements of our young adult’s life.

How You Can Create A Young Adult Ministry That Works

Basic youth ministry is covered in Wikipedia but we want to deal with a more intensive force so we’ve compiled a list for you. Use these steps and you’ll be on your way to making the world a better place. God bless you and your endeavors for the future:

  • Create A Strong Team- Create a structure with titles and order. Presidents, vice-presidents, treasury, etc.…
  • Have Weekly Meeting- For everything pertaining to the ministry from prayer groups to projects and events.
  • Create Ever Evolving Short and Long-Term Goals- Make sure to document everything so you can measure your success and failures.
  • Have Revolving Roles in Projects- Let the leadership roles rotate to give everyone a feel for different roles and jobs.
  • Have Mentors and Programs to Create Mentors- this will ensure that the cycle of leadership keeps moving.
  • Deal with Team Building- Indulge in everything to bring you together from team-building to sports to conferences.

The Power of Faith on Humanity

According to the King James Bible in the book of Hebrews 11:1 read, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” When we walk in faith with righteous intentions and acts we begin to see the Lord’s blessings in our life. What about those that haven’t been introduced to God or have been improperly taught? We have to have some sort of outlet to bring people into the arms of the Lord and his message of salvation. A lot of people will say I’m not religious, I’m spiritual. I have faith, but I don’t need a church. They pick and choose scripture they like and reject the rest of the book. They believe having faith alone is enough, but is it? An article in the New York Times covered the “migration out of Christian denominations” due to their dissatisfaction with their churches. Many are experimenting with other spiritual systems and even atheism in search of internal peace.