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

    • 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_address] Nancy Combs-Morgan, MidAmerica Coordinator for Emerging Youth and Young Adult Ministries, [email_address]
    • 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?
    • www.faithformation2020.net
    • 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 .
          • 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.
      • 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
    • www.faithformationlearningexchange.net
    • 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/
    • 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
    • UU Campus Ministry
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Q & A
    • Thank You