Our research shows that young adults do not like to be ‘targeted.’ We are fairly certain innovation, theologically understood, is not the creation of new, shiny programs intended to ‘attract’ young adults back to church. We think innovation has more to do with faith communities stepping into vocational discernment in partnership with young adults and their neighborhood. This means getting out of comfort zones, moving into the neighborhood to actively listen to/respond to the neighbors’ story, engaging young adults in this contextual learning work AND trusting that God has a new thing for us and our neighbor in this work.
Below is a collection of blogs written by Hub staff to help congregations and innovation teams gain better understanding of the Public Church Framework. More blogs will be added on this page as Phase Two of our project unfold. We try our best to respond to the needs/challenges of our partner faith communities by providing useful, relevant resources.
- Introduction to the Public Church Framework:
- How to start working on each artform of the Public Church Framework: Best Questions in the Public Church Framework
- A guide to Accompaniment: Accompaniment — Being The Church Beyond The Walls