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Generational Differences: Problem or Potential?

Today, it is common to see generational differences popping up in businesses, organizations, and families. In any one church, we have five generations in the general population and four generations working and worshiping together. In a changing and confusing world, believers often turn to the ...

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New City Church partners with CCO

Why New City Church chooses to partner with the CCO to minister to college students: An interview with the Rev. Dr. Rodger Woodworth New City Church is a year-and-a-half-old EPC church plant in downtown Pittsburgh. New City Church partners with the CCO (Coalition for Christian Outreach) to ...

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A MUST READ for Anyone Working with Emerging Adults!

Spiritual Formation in Emerging Adulthood: A Practical Theology for College and Young Adult Ministry Consider the many life changes that occur from ages 18-20: high school to college; family life to college life to living independently; predetermined set of rules to determining one’s own ...

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Jubilee 2014 – CCO College Campus Ministry Conference - There’s Still Time to Join

College Students Each year hundreds of college students convene for a weekend in Pittsburgh for the CCO’s annual Jubilee conference, which is designed to inspire and equip them to live out their Christian faith in every area of their lives. There is still time for college students to ...

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College Ministries Partnership with CCO Campus Ministry

In 2007, College Ministries entered into a partnership agreement with CCO (Coalition for Christian Outreach). CCO is a unique campus ministry in that it grew out of a vision to partner with local churches to reach college students for Jesus Christ. They work with churches to reach students on a ...

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Collision of Spiritual and Technological Trends among Millennials:

Online Faith Practices, Fact-Checking Sermons and Digital Donations Most would agree that today’s Millennials (18-29 year olds) are the most technologically savvy generation to date. We are also discovering that their faith experience and practice is also unique. So what happens when these ...

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One Formula for Reaching Millennials: Five Adult Fans

For years, many in youth ministry talked about the one to-five ratio of adults-to-students as the optimal goal for everything from retreats to small groups.  Leaders worked hard to build a volunteer youth ministry team that reflected the 1 to 5 ratio. Today, the world has changed. There are ...

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Nomads, Prodigals and Exiles in our Midst

Taking a Closer Look at Once Church-Going Millennial Thankfully many young adults have a growing faith and a strong connection with their church.  However, there is a growing trend that many of us have observed and recent polls by Gallop, UC-Berkley and Duke University and Barna ...

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Getting-To-Know Student and College Ministries Leaders

The Student and College Ministries Committee would like to connect with ministry leaders from every EPC church.  Members  join the committee with a sincere desire to serve those who are called by God to reach and disciple the next generation.  We’ve created two surveys, just ...

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SURVEY: How Do We Foster Sustainable Faith in Young Adults

Take part in the survey by June 2013 at www.surveymonkey.com/s/SCMSurvey2013. Most of us in ministry have heard the statistics and read the articles. The stats vary, but the numbers are still notable, anywhere from 60-75% of Christian young people leave the church after high school. In his ...

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