LCAQD’s LYQ and Ministry & Mission Departments have been putting their heads together and are very excited to announce a new partnership that will see our Young Adult Ministry Coordinator made available to engage with local congregations to facilitate a Growing Young process that will help churches explore how they can become more effective in ministry to young people and “grow young” as a community.
Like you, we are passionate about seeing young people come to know and live in the transformative grace of Jesus Christ. We understand that there are many challenges that are before us as a church in sharing the Gospel with this generation. However, we also believe there are many opportunities before us. We want to support your community to better understand these opportunities and engage in this vital ministry.
This is an exciting new process that we are keen to trial with a number of churches. It involves
- working with a church’s leadership through the Growing Young material (https://churchesgrowingyoung.com);
- Providing support and training for the development of intergenerational relationships;
- Facilitation of times of listening to the voice of young people (these can be within your community or through other connections);
- Church wide surveys and the development of a report that will help your community understand the areas where you are best equipped to engage in effective ministry with young people.
Undergirding this partnership are the key assumptions you and your people are the experts of your community and current situation and you have the unique gifts and skills to grow in the way that God has planned for you. We believe that intergenerational relationships and listening to the voice of young people are important for the health of a congregation, as together we grow young.
We are excited about what the future holds for our local churches as we explore how you can become a church that is growing young and seeing a new generation of young people grow strong in the grace of our Lord Jesus.
If you want to start this conversation, please get in touch with LYQ’s Young Adult Ministry Coordinator, Tom Schmidt* firstname.lastname@example.org or 0413 515 069
*Tom Schmidt and David Schmidt are not related