From the Lilly Endowment:
“INDIANAPOLIS – Lilly Endowment Inc. is launching a $19.4 million initiative to help congregations engage young adults and work with them to design innovative ministries that support and enrich their religious lives.
‘Religious leaders long to connect with young adults, but many acknowledge that few young people in their 20s are making their way into congregational life,’ said Christopher L. Coble, the Endowment’s vice president for religion. ‘These church leaders are looking for new and fresh ways to build relationships with young people.’
The Young Adult Initiative will support the establishment of innovation hubs at 12 colleges, universities and seminaries around the nation to help congregations design and launch new ministries with young adults, ages 23 to 29. The organizations are located in 10 states and the District of Columbia and reflect diverse Christian traditions – Mainline Protestant, evangelical and historic African American denominations, as well as Roman Catholic, Orthodox and independent congregations.”
You can read the entire press release here.