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New Ideas in UU Young Adult/Campus Ministry
New Ideas in UU Young Adult/Campus Ministry
New Ideas in UU Young Adult/Campus Ministry
New Ideas in UU Young Adult/Campus Ministry
New Ideas in UU Young Adult/Campus Ministry
New Ideas in UU Young Adult/Campus Ministry
New Ideas in UU Young Adult/Campus Ministry
New Ideas in UU Young Adult/Campus Ministry
New Ideas in UU Young Adult/Campus Ministry
New Ideas in UU Young Adult/Campus Ministry
New Ideas in UU Young Adult/Campus Ministry
New Ideas in UU Young Adult/Campus Ministry
New Ideas in UU Young Adult/Campus Ministry
New Ideas in UU Young Adult/Campus Ministry
New Ideas in UU Young Adult/Campus Ministry
New Ideas in UU Young Adult/Campus Ministry
New Ideas in UU Young Adult/Campus Ministry
New Ideas in UU Young Adult/Campus Ministry
New Ideas in UU Young Adult/Campus Ministry
New Ideas in UU Young Adult/Campus Ministry
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New Ideas in UU Young Adult/Campus Ministry

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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 …

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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  • 1. The Workshop Will Begin in a Moment The Workshop Will Begin in a Moment
  • 2. Midsize Mania New Ideas in UU Young Adult/Campus Ministry
  • 3. Introductions
  • 4. This Conference Is Being Recorded
  • 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. Where do we start: Trends in Young Adult Ministry
    • Young adults in the 18-35 age range primarily self-identify themselves as being “spiritual and not religious”
    • 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.
    • What informs our understanding of critical trends in YA ministry?
  • 7. www.faithformation2020.net
  • 8. Driving Forces
    • 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.
    • The trends in this study indicate a need for congregations to incorporate a greater intentionality around multigenerational programming , especially expanded offerings for young adults .
  • 9.
        • Expressive Communalism
        • 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.
  • 10.
    • Creating deeper community through small groups
    • Making a difference through service
    • Experiencing worship – reflecting their culture (visual, musical, artistic, experiential)
    • Exploring religious tradition with depth, questioning, and applying faith to life
    • Utilizing technology to communicate the message and to connect people
    • Building cross-generational relationships
    • Forming spiritual practices & disciplines
  • 11. www.faithformationlearningexchange.net
  • 12. UU Young Adult Ministry
    • We are poised to respond to these trends in young adult ministry.
    • Report on Young Adult Ministry, Eric D.Dawson, http://www.cbd-mbd-uua.org/content/young-adult-campus-ministry
    • “ Standing on the Side of Love”, http://www.standingonthesideoflove.org
    • “ 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/
  • 13. UU Campus Ministry
    • The Spiritual Life of College Students: A National Study of College Students’ Search for Meaning and Purpose
      • Higher Education Research Institute
      • Graduate School of Education & Information Studies
      • University of California, Los Angeles
    • Multi-year study beginning in 2003, surveys 112,232 entering first-year students attending 236 diverse colleges and universities in the U.S.
    • 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
  • 14. UU Campus Ministry
  • 15. UU Campus Ministry
    • Religious Preference . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Percent
    • Roman Catholic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
    • None . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
    • Baptist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
    • Other Christian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
    • Methodist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
    • Lutheran . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
    • Presbyterian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
    • Church of Christ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
    • Other Religion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
    • Episcopalian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
    • Jewish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
    • Buddhist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
    • Eastern Orthodox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
    • Hindu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
    • Islamic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
    • United Church of Christ . . . . . . . . . . 1
    • Latter-Day Saints (Mormon) . . . . . . . .4
    • 7th Day Adventist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
    • Unitarian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
    • Quaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
  • 16. UU Campus Ministry
    • What does campus ministry look like?
      • Sending valentines day cards/exam care packages
      • Inviting students to justice events
      • Offering rides to worship and other events
      • Inviting students over to dinner
      • Regular worship on campus
      • Regular covenant group on campus
      • OWL on campus
      • Support of interfaith group on campus
  • 17. UU Campus Ministry
    • Best Practices
      • Institutional Support
        • From a congregational staff person
        • From a dedicated lay leader/team of lay leaders
        • Integral part of what the congregation does
          • Great neighborhood outreach Project
        • Support and recognition from congregation of individuals heading up this ministry
      • Institutional Relationship
        • Ministry to a particular group of students who need our ministry now
        • Long-lasting relationship with another institution, two traditional pillars of the community
  • 18. UU Campus Ministry
    • Being More Visible, Changing More Lives
    • Start
      • Campus Ministry Crew
      • Start-up Questions and Answers
    • Build
      • Campus Ministry Visioning
      • Becoming Official
      • Attracting and Retaining Members
    • Sustain
      • Activity, program and curriculum examples
  • 19. Resources for UU Young Adult and Campus Ministry
    • Campus Ministry
      • UUA Campus Ministry Website: http://www.uua.org/religiouseducation/campusministry
      • YACM-Leaders Listserv: http://www.uua.org/religiouseducation/youngadults/112286.shtml
      • Campus UUs Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/CampusUUs
    • Young Adult
      • Faith Formation 2020, http://lifelongfaith.com/faithformation2020.htm
      • Ministry for Youth and Young Adults of Color/Mosaic Report, http://www.uua.org/leaders/leaderslibrary/mosaic/index.shtml
      • Young Adults, Spirituality and Service, http://www.uua.org/action/service/index.shtml
      • YA Service Journal, http://www.uua.org/documents/yaya/11_ya_srvc_journal.pdf
  • 20. Q & A
  • 21. Thank You

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