- It seems reasonable to believe that at least 40 to 50 percent of Seventh-day Adventist teenagers in North America are essentially leaving the church by their middle 20s. This figure may well be higher.Dudleyp. 35 in 2000
- In 2013 the number of teenagers leaving the church increased to 70%.Unknownquote in 2013
- This is a hemorrhage of epic proportions . . . . The decline in membership of many mainline Protestant churches has been shown to be largely traceable to the shortage of young adults in their congregations.Dudleyp. 22 in 2000
- The most potent data regarding disengagement is that a majority of twentysomethings – 61% of today’s young adults – had been churched at one time during their teen years but they are now spiritually disengaged (i.e., not actively attending church, reading the Bible, or praying).Barnapara. 6 in 2006
- Clearly the reasons young people leave are a reflection both of their past experience in church and the new opportunities they have as young adults . . . to remain in church, a person must have experienced the value of the teaching and relationships at church and see the relevance for the next phase of life.Scott McConnellAssociate Director of LifeWay Research in 2007
- Noting a 70 percent attrition from church life among Baptist young adults.Barnapara. 19 in 2006
What's with the name?
The advent message to all the world in my generation.
MyGeneration Church will become a shining light of practical Seventh-day Adventist Christianity that is focused on discipleship, relationships, and community. Timeless principles that have been the core of Christianity for 2000 years.
We will become a shining light by exercising our core values. We will practice discipleship through community outreach, building relationships, and servant leadership. We will also seek to grow together through intentional spiritual enrichment that thrives in a safe, judgment-free environment.
What Does This Look Like?
A commitment to daily engagement with God through nature, study, service, spiritual disciplines, and any other method we might utilize to connect with God.
A commitment to weekly small group meetings. This includes dynamic scripture study before church as well as small group Bible studies coordinated by individual ministries.
A bi-weekly connection to God with Access Partners helping with accountability and sharing of spiritual journeys together.
A commitment to regular attendance and participation in services at God’s house of worship.
Quarterly, Sabbath Service Projects scheduled on Sabbath as worship, at worship service time.