She teaches graduate courses, and is the author of several books on faith formation. Brillinger, Margaret Fisher. Gillen and Maurice C. Taylor, eds. Paulist Press, Feldmeier, Peter. The Developing Christian.
How to Attract Young Adults: 7 Characteristics of Highly Successful Congregations
Alliance Academic Review
Only 20 percent of our readers with children living at home are "very satisfied" with their sex life, compared to 42 percent of those with no children, and 45 percent of those with kids living away from home. Laumann and Robert T. Michael, authors of Sex, Love, and Health in America. Fifty-eight percent of readers who are "very satisfied" with their marriage talk with their spouse about sex more than once a month. Seventy-one percent of readers who are "very satisfied" with their sex life talk with their spouse about sex more than once a month.
Faith Formation with Mature Adults
In Washington, a synagogue offers "Drinks and Drash" gatherings where participants in their 20s and 30s gather at a local restaurant for study sessions. In Scotch Plains, N. As fewer young people fill the pews of houses of worship, some congregations are trying innovative ways to halt the exodus of young adults from organized religion. But it is a massive challenge.
The point is: we cannot separate our spiritual lives from the wholeness of life. Church programming for older adults should also reflect the needs and contexts of each congregation. The ministries suggested below reflect the development, generational and spiritual characteristics of the Builder Generation born before Physical changes include not only the body, but also how those changes affect volunteer activities, the places people live, and those who are caregivers. How can churches respond?