Stage 1 – Create a Core Team of Ministry Partners

the three regions.

We are seeking people of all ages to help start a new ministry to reach 18-29 year olds. We hope each region will provide ministry partners who are passionate about reaching this age group for Jesus Christ. The goal is to have a team of 15 people populated by 18-29 year olds and the other half ages 30 and older.

These 15 people will be asked to make at least a one-year commitment as CORE team members and Area Consultants.

They are being asked to:

1. Participate in a pre-planning retreat in October 2013 at Camp Ichthus near Lehighton, PA. October 4-5, 2013.

2. Continued Pre-planning for training and sharing of ideas through online learning. This will be done through online meetings, podcasts or simulcasts of running educational/ministry events. Fall of 2013

3. Serve as Area Consultants to work with 3 to 5 area churches/pastors to help with training and growing new opportunities to reach 18-29 year olds. Fall/Winter 2013.

4. Read and review “You Lost Me” Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church...and Rethinking Faith by David Kinnaman and participate in online discussions.

5. Participate in online discussions of curriculum such as Judson Press’s Good Ground Bible Studies for Young Adults along with other readings and scripture to help in this ongoing adventure.

6. Listen to podcasts or watch videos and guests lecturers to help enhance their understanding and to enhance their ability to have a greater reach.

7. Continue with the project initiatives in the Winter 2014 (Stage 2) by helping to train pastors and congregations in reaching 18-29 year olds. Help with the larger community gathering planning for the Spring of 2014 to reach the targeted age group. (Stage 3).