Young Adult Leaders of the California-Nevada Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church are invited to take part in a special event, being planned for Saturday, August 14.
Too often, people in their 20s and 30s feel lost in the age gap that exists at their local churches. Too old for youth groups, they move on when they find few people near their age who are at the same place in life – whether they're first-timers looking for a church home, or in their childhood congregations. Attrition rates are high, and many congregations are aging.
It is for this reason that the California-Nevada Annual Conference is supporting a one-day conference geared toward engaging and supporting those in their 20s and 30s who are Methodist or who are interested in joining the United Methodist Church.
The goal of the conference is to enable connections among these young adults, to help them build faith and commune together, and to set them on the road to establishing their own place in the Church.
The purpose is not to make younger members feel obligated to become more active in their churches! Rather, it aims to encourage a sense of belonging and to renew faith in those who are feeling less connected. It also seeks to give a voice to those younger adults who want to use their leadership skills within the Conference.
To find out more, contact Kelsey Papst, Coordinator of the UMC Young Adults Conference, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Kelly Newell, Conference Director of Young Adult Ministries, at email@example.com.