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Review: The Emergent Church (4/26/2007)
  Newbie DCE, Alaina Kleinbeck, touches on gender gaps and ministry to young adults by reviewing Dan Kimball's book, "The Emerging Church".
The End of the Young Adult Experience (8/1/2004)
  As more young adults slip away from churches it is apparent that something must be done. DCE Craig Oldenberg offers his perspective on what church workers can do to reach out to today's generation of young adults.
A 20-Somethings Top 10 (6/1/2006)
  Building a Young Adult program that works.
Book Review: They Like Jesus But Not the Church (10/31/2007)
  a book review of They Like Jesus But Not the Church by Dan Kimball
Oh I'm Sure They'll Come Back (8/1/2004)
  Many people hold to the assumption that, eventually, all the young people that left the church will come back--perhaps when they're married, perhaps later. But far too many are staying away. In this article, Rev. Terry Dittmer encourages us to go beyond our assumptions to reach out to those who have gone astray.
Book Review: Listening to the Beliefs of Emerging Churches (4/26/2007)
  Rev. Terry Dittmer sheds some light on the theology of new trends in young adult ministry by reviewing the book "Listening to the Beliefs of Emerging Churches: Five Perspectives" compiled by Robert Webber.
Young Adults and the Church: Book Reviews of Blue Like Jazz and Velvet Elvis (5/29/2007)
  Rev. Terry Dittmer ponders the emergent Church and the influence of culture and today's young adult on our theology as reflected in two compelling books, Blue Like Jazz by Don Miller and Velvet Elvis by Rob Bell.
Devotion: Sweet Freedom - Transitions (8/1/2004)
  The move from high school to college is often unnerving for youth. This brief devotion provides focus for the journey.
Young Adult Youth Leadership (6/1/2006)
  Effective programming for young adults must plug those young adults into the congregation as a whole. Youth group can be a good place to start young adults as mentors and volunteers as you seek to usher them into the larger church family.
Home for Christmas (1/1/2005)
  There are many simple things youth leaders and other church workers can do to extend a sense of belonging to the young adults who come home for the holidays. This article provides encouragement to refocus your efforts and prepare for the young hearts that were once in your charge but who now hail from the wide, wide world.
A Young Adult Perspective on Young Adult Ministry (8/1/2004)
  Young adult programming continues to be a hot topic among youth workers. This article discusses what one young adult thinks about what is currently available and her opinions on how best to reach those in the "young adult" classification.
The Value of Lutheran Campus Ministry (8/1/2004)
  In this article, Rev. Bill Steinbauer shares the story of Sarah, a lost sheep who was rescued by the Holy Spirit through the people of the Lutheran Student Chapel of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
The Young Adult Ministry That Could (6/1/2005)
  Starting a young adult program seems easy enough, but keeping it alive proves to be a challenge for Micah Steiner, DCE. In this article, he offers advice on what he thinks went wrong in his young adult program and what he would do differently next time.
Thinking About College Ministry, Part 1 (4/8/2011)
  What are some of the greatest challenges facing our youth after they graduate high school? How do you prepare them for those challenges?
American Twentysomethings (10/1/2004)
  Margaret Feinberg is an award-winning journalist, speaker, and writer. Her new book, Twentysomething: Surviving and Thriving in the Real World, offers an insightful perspective on the challenges inherent to living through your twenties. thESource interviewed Margaret to provide further insight into being twentysomething and American.
Making Space for Young Adults in Your Church Bulletin (8/1/2004)
  Young adults in their 20's and 30's are the most under-represented age group of people in most Protestant churches. And the only way to "fix" the problem is to make a little intentional space. This article shows you how.
Thinking About College Ministry, Part 2 (4/15/2011)
  How do you keep youth connected to the church after they graduate high school? What have you tried that has been most effective? And what about those who don't go to college?
Retreating to the Haven (5/1/2004)
  The Haven is a place of refuge for the students of Concordia University, Wisconsin, offering them the opportunity to to sing praises to God and hear about great topics geared toward young adults. In this article, a Concordia student offers his perspective on how helpful such a program can be to college life.
Navigating College Ministry (4/22/2011)
  For many churches college ministry seems like a daunting challenge. However, ministry targeted to college students is not and should not be optional.
Book Review: College Ministry from Scratch (10/17/2011)
  book review of College Ministry from Scratch by Chuck Bomar

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