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Defiant Hope, Active Love

What Young Adults Are Seeking in Places of Work, Faith, and Community
  • By Jeffrey F. Keuss
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Cutting-edge social science research into what young adults want out of a faith community

Purpose and meaning, healing and growth, community and fellowship--these values have traditionally been found in church. Though they are leaving the pews in droves, young adults are still seeking these spiritual benefits. How can churches entice them to return?

Jeffrey F. Keuss thinks that's the wrong question to ask. Instead, his multigenerational team of scholars investigated how faith communities can make themselves more hospitable to the next generation of Christians. Backed by five years of qualitative and quantitative research, the Pivot NW research team offers practical recommendations for involving young adults in the community, including:
- loosening demands for church membership
- involving young adults in leadership earlier
- addressing the economic difficulties of millennials
- understanding religious trauma

Defiant Hope, Active Love encourages church leaders to let go of nostalgia for old ecclesiological norms and embrace something new, inclusive, and authentic. With thorough research and incisive analysis, this groundbreaking book contains a wealth of resources to promote the health of faith communities.

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    • SKU: 9780802883919
    • Manufacturer: William B Eerdmans Pub Co
    • ISBN 13: 9780802883919
    • Publication Date: 07/30/2024
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Author: Jeffrey F. Keuss

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