‘Growing Young’ Opportunity: 30 Churches to Be Selected
April 04, 2019
The Healthy Church Initiative of the California-Nevada Annual Conference Office of Congregational Development this week announced a partnership with the Fuller Youth Institute to help congregations learn how to “grow young.”
Fromits detailed research with churches in more than 80 denominations, Growing Young has concluded that there are some essential keys that help congregations reverse decades-long decline and experience new vitality. The Committee on New and Vital Congregations is pleased to support and sponsor this critical initiative for California-Nevada.
The first “Growing Young Cohort” will involve 30 carefully selected churches, that will start a year-long process of working with the Fuller Youth Institute this fall, with the first of two summit gatherings. In between summits, churches will work in webinars and with coaches to advance their goals for growing young. The Growing Young Cohort is not just another program, but an initiative that presents a unique opportunity to help your church’s culture and vision shape itself around younger people.
Watch the following video to be inspired.
Get the details about the Growing Young Cohort from this fact sheet.
Once you and your church’s leadership are ready, please submit your application to be part of this first cohort before the deadline of May 15, 2019. The 30 churches that will participate will be selected by the Bishop Minerva G. Carcañoand the Appointive Cabinet and will be announced during Annual Conference Session in Modesto this June.