The Workshop Will Begin in a Moment The Workshop Will Begin in a Moment
Midsize Mania New Ideas in UU Young Adult/Campus Ministry
Introductions
This Conference Is Being Recorded
New Ideas in Unitarian Universalist Young Adult/Campus Ministry Kayla Parker, UUA’s Campus Ministry Associate,  [email_add...
Where do we start: Trends in Young Adult Ministry <ul><li>Young adults in the 18-35 age range primarily self-identify them...
www.faithformation2020.net
Driving Forces <ul><li>Driving forces  are the forces of change—social, economic, political, technological, educational, c...
<ul><ul><ul><li>Expressive Communalism </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Young Adults  have embedded their lives in spir...
<ul><li>Creating deeper community through  small groups  </li></ul><ul><li>Making a  difference through service </li></ul>...
www.faithformationlearningexchange.net
UU Young Adult Ministry <ul><li>We are poised to respond to these trends in young adult ministry. </li></ul><ul><li>Report...
UU Campus Ministry <ul><li>The Spiritual Life of College Students: A National Study of College Students’ Search for Meanin...
UU Campus Ministry
UU Campus Ministry <ul><li>Religious Preference . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Percent </li></ul><ul><li>Roman Catholic . . . ...
UU Campus Ministry <ul><li>What does campus ministry look like? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sending valentines day cards/exam ca...
UU Campus Ministry <ul><li>Best Practices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Institutional Support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>From ...
UU Campus Ministry <ul><li>Being More Visible, Changing More Lives </li></ul><ul><li>Start </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Campus Mi...
Resources for UU Young Adult and Campus Ministry <ul><li>Campus Ministry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UUA Campus Ministry Website...
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MidAmerica webinar on new ideas on young adult and campus ministry with Kayla Parker, the UUA's Campus Ministry Associate and Nancy Combs-Morgan, MidAmerica Coordinator of Emerging Models in Youth and Young Adult Ministries

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New Ideas in UU Young Adult/Campus Ministry

  1. 1. The Workshop Will Begin in a Moment The Workshop Will Begin in a Moment
  2. 2. Midsize Mania New Ideas in UU Young Adult/Campus Ministry
  3. 3. Introductions
  4. 4. This Conference Is Being Recorded
  5. 5. New Ideas in Unitarian Universalist Young Adult/Campus Ministry Kayla Parker, UUA’s Campus Ministry Associate, [email_address] Nancy Combs-Morgan, MidAmerica Coordinator for Emerging Youth and Young Adult Ministries, [email_address]
  6. 6. Where do we start: Trends in Young Adult Ministry <ul><li>Young adults in the 18-35 age range primarily self-identify themselves as being “spiritual and not religious” </li></ul><ul><li>In the last 10 years (since 9/11) young adults are seeking virtual and face to face opportunities to explore spiritual values; spiritual practices; values exploration and opportunities to demonstrate their values in action, i.e., social justice experiences. </li></ul><ul><li>What informs our understanding of critical trends in YA ministry? </li></ul>
  7. 7. www.faithformation2020.net
  8. 8. Driving Forces <ul><li>Driving forces are the forces of change—social, economic, political, technological, educational, cultural, and religious—that are most likely to affect the future shape of faith formation. </li></ul><ul><li>The trends in this study indicate a need for congregations to incorporate a greater intentionality around multigenerational programming , especially expanded offerings for young adults . </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><ul><ul><li>Expressive Communalism </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Young Adults have embedded their lives in spiritual communities in which their desire and need for both expressive/experiential activities, whether through art, music, or service-oriented activities, and for a close-knit, physical community and communion with others are met. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Creating deeper community through small groups </li></ul><ul><li>Making a difference through service </li></ul><ul><li>Experiencing worship – reflecting their culture (visual, musical, artistic, experiential) </li></ul><ul><li>Exploring religious tradition with depth, questioning, and applying faith to life </li></ul><ul><li>Utilizing technology to communicate the message and to connect people </li></ul><ul><li>Building cross-generational relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Forming spiritual practices & disciplines </li></ul>
  11. 11. www.faithformationlearningexchange.net
  12. 12. UU Young Adult Ministry <ul><li>We are poised to respond to these trends in young adult ministry. </li></ul><ul><li>Report on Young Adult Ministry, Eric D.Dawson, http://www.cbd-mbd-uua.org/content/young-adult-campus-ministry </li></ul><ul><li>“ Standing on the Side of Love”, http://www.standingonthesideoflove.org </li></ul><ul><li>“ Our Whole Lives” for Young Adults – exploration of sexual health/ethics (MidAmerica training, last week of August 2012, St. Louis, MO), http://www.religiouseducation/curricula/ourwhole/ </li></ul>
  13. 13. UU Campus Ministry <ul><li>The Spiritual Life of College Students: A National Study of College Students’ Search for Meaning and Purpose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Higher Education Research Institute </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduate School of Education & Information Studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University of California, Los Angeles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Multi-year study beginning in 2003, surveys 112,232 entering first-year students attending 236 diverse colleges and universities in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>4 in 5 indicated “having an interest in spirituality” and “believing in the sacredness of life” AND have attended religious services in the past year </li></ul>
  14. 14. UU Campus Ministry
  15. 15. UU Campus Ministry <ul><li>Religious Preference . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Percent </li></ul><ul><li>Roman Catholic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 </li></ul><ul><li>None . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 </li></ul><ul><li>Baptist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 </li></ul><ul><li>Other Christian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 </li></ul><ul><li>Methodist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 </li></ul><ul><li>Lutheran . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Presbyterian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Church of Christ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Other Religion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Episcopalian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Jewish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Buddhist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Eastern Orthodox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Hindu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Islamic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 </li></ul><ul><li>United Church of Christ . . . . . . . . . . 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Latter-Day Saints (Mormon) . . . . . . . .4 </li></ul><ul><li>7th Day Adventist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 </li></ul><ul><li>Unitarian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 </li></ul><ul><li>Quaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 </li></ul>
  16. 16. UU Campus Ministry <ul><li>What does campus ministry look like? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sending valentines day cards/exam care packages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inviting students to justice events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offering rides to worship and other events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inviting students over to dinner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regular worship on campus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regular covenant group on campus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OWL on campus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support of interfaith group on campus </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. UU Campus Ministry <ul><li>Best Practices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Institutional Support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>From a congregational staff person </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>From a dedicated lay leader/team of lay leaders </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Integral part of what the congregation does </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Great neighborhood outreach Project </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Support and recognition from congregation of individuals heading up this ministry </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Institutional Relationship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ministry to a particular group of students who need our ministry now </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Long-lasting relationship with another institution, two traditional pillars of the community </li></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 18. UU Campus Ministry <ul><li>Being More Visible, Changing More Lives </li></ul><ul><li>Start </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Campus Ministry Crew </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Start-up Questions and Answers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Build </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Campus Ministry Visioning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Becoming Official </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attracting and Retaining Members </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sustain </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Activity, program and curriculum examples </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Resources for UU Young Adult and Campus Ministry <ul><li>Campus Ministry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UUA Campus Ministry Website: http://www.uua.org/religiouseducation/campusministry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YACM-Leaders Listserv: http://www.uua.org/religiouseducation/youngadults/112286.shtml </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Campus UUs Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/CampusUUs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Young Adult </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Faith Formation 2020, http://lifelongfaith.com/faithformation2020.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ministry for Youth and Young Adults of Color/Mosaic Report, http://www.uua.org/leaders/leaderslibrary/mosaic/index.shtml </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Young Adults, Spirituality and Service, http://www.uua.org/action/service/index.shtml </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YA Service Journal, http://www.uua.org/documents/yaya/11_ya_srvc_journal.pdf </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Q & A
  21. 21. Thank You
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