Title

Engaging young adults : re-igniting a passion and curiosity about God.

Date of Award

5-1-2015

Document Type

Dissertation

School

Drew Theological School

Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry

Abstract

The purpose of this project is to test new ways to interact with young adults ages 18-29 which are designed to meet them where they are and engage them in creative ways to reflect on and encounter God. These ministry attempts sought to strengthen the building of community between the church and young adults. Additionally, my project tested a means by which experiences could be created that might give birth to a reconnection to the church and a re-igniting of their passion and curiosity about God. The project confirmed recent research about Millennials and their attitudes toward and relationship with organized religion. The project plan consisted of three modules designed to intentionally engage young adults. An initial lukewarm response to the project's original plan required adjustments, including increased use of technology such as text messaging.