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Pieces of the Puzzle: UU Young Adult Ministry
Transcript of Pieces of the Puzzle: UU Young Adult Ministry
...age isn't really what matters in ministry
Ministering to young adults
means ministering to...
People who are becoming adults
Millennials tend to be....
disconnected from institutions
social media savvy
accepting of difference
This could mean...
choosing a career
Good young adult ministry...
All efforts that engage Millennials and support these life transitions are part of doing young adult ministry!
Young adult ministry takes many forms
Here are two
groups in congregations
meets on campus
tend younger (18-24)
supported by a congregation
may meet at church
or in community
deeply involved with congregation
Resources for congregational groups
Resources for campus ministries
And there are always new pieces
being added to the puzzle!
about our world
Got a group? Add it to our HubMap!
Seeking a group? Check out HubMap!
Look for our Campus Ministry Handbook under "How to Get Involved" -> "Create"
Other ways that young adults connect with UUism
Church of the
"a UU congregation
virtual worship and community
UU College of
young adult internships
service learning trips
intensive experiences for
folks of all ages
Opus - a spiritual retreat
for young adults
District and Regional
local young adult
trainings such as Spiritual Activist Leadership Training
creating virtual community
a good number of young adults are involved in this Boston based Co-op organization
a good number of young adults are part of this DC based
a good number of young adults are involved in these justice focused communities
A developing program run by
and for young adults to help
find their voice as UU leaders
What pieces will we add next?
Pieces of the Puzzle
Young Adult Ministry
If age doesn't matter, then what does?
born roughly 1980 - 2000
Created by the Office of
Youth and Young Adult Ministries
Generations and Life Stages
The Sanctuaries (DC)
Sacred Fire UU
...to help imagine the future
of UU young adult ministry.
The UUA is ready to support emerging ministries
these new groups and projects are grounded in our faith and bring people together in covenant
young adults have started many emerging ministries and participate in them too!