6 Core Characteristics of Youth Friendly Churches

It’s not about music or programs.

That’s what the research is telling us. After a study of 250 growing churches that attract youth and young adults, Fuller Youth Institute is sure that younger church members are looking for something else. Here are 6 core characteristics to develop to become  a youth friendly church…

2 Lasting Ways that Church Builds Identity

Students identify with all kinds of things.

For a time, who they are can be wrapped up in a sports team, a social cause, their peer group, their favorite band, a car, a dating relationship, or their grades. These are normal, in the short term, to develop a sense of identity. However, to resist the pull of peer pressure and popular culture, their identity needs to be anchored in something more enduring. Here’s how church helps…