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Christensen Center for Vocation’s Riverside Innovation Hub Begins Research on Ministry with Young Adults

The Riverside Innovation Hub is embarking on a 5-year journey to learn more about the relationships between congregations and young adults (ages 22-29). The first step of this journey is a research phase, and we need your help.

We are looking for Christian faith communities in the metro area (congregations, etc.) who are currently effective at engaging young adults in meaningful ways. Ministry with young adults is complicated and varied. We are open to visiting and learning from different examples – from congregations of any size, in any context and of any denomination. Our only expectation at this point is that these faith communities are currently active with young adults in significant ways.


Study congregations must commit to the following . . .

  1. A visit from an interdisciplinary team of researchers from Augsburg University.
  2. Completion of a survey by your staff and participants of your young adult ministry.
  3. Interviews and/or focus groups with staff and participants of your young adult ministry.

All of these will happen during September, October or November of 2017.

Congregations must be located within a 90 minute drive of Minneapolis, MN.


Please nominate your own faith community or one you know is particularly effective in its work with young adults. The deadline for nominations is August 1, 2017. Congregations selected to participate as Study Congregations will be notified by August 15, 2017.

We are eager to learn. Please help us discover from whom we should be learning.

Nominate a faith community we should study.


For more information contact Riverside Innovation Hub Program Manager, Kristina Fruge at