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How do you reach and engage youth in your congregation?

Most congregations place a special emphasis on attracting and engaging the youth in their community. For some congregations the focus is on engaging the children of existing members, while others spend extra effort to reach out to and attract new young members. We asked each person what their place of worship was doing to attract and serve the youth in their community.

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Watch the video summary of comments we received on this topic, or browse the individual video clips below.

Jim Adams : The Vineyard Church - Wheeling, WV
Jim Adams

"Students respond to a desire for relationship."
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Cherise Mendoza : Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Bellevue, WA
Cherise Mendoza

"I think our role is to be examples to them."
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Whitney Kyles : Greater Mt. Zion AME - St. Petersburg, FL
Whitney Kyles

"The role of a pastor regarding the youth."
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Cherise Mendoza : Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Bellevue, WA
Cherise Mendoza

"With the youth ... you've got to put it at their level."
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Donald Dease : Mahattan Baptist Church - Tampa, FL
Donald Dease

"We make them feel loved."
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