Growing Young Assessment

In order to help us better understand the culture of our church, we are inviting you to complete a brief online assessment. This survey is based on the work of the Fuller Youth Institute, specifically the research presented in the book Growing Young: 6 essential strategies to help young people discover and love your church.

We anticipate it will take you approximately 5 to 10 minutes to complete, and your  responses will remain confidential as they are incorporated into a larger report.

Click Here to Take the Assessment

A Church Young People are Loving (and not Leaving)

Churches are both shrinking and aging as more young people disengage. Based on groundbreaking research with over 250 of the nation’s leading congregations, Growing Young provides a strategy any church can use to involve and retain young people. It profiles innovative churches engaging 15- to 29-year-olds that are growing–spiritually, emotionally, missionally, and numerically.

Packed with ideas, Growing Young shows ministry leaders how to position their churches to reach younger generations in a way that breathes life into the whole church.

6 Core Commitments of Growing Young Churches

Unlock Keychain Leadership

Instead of centralizing authority, empower others — especially young people.

Fuel a Warm Community

Instead of focusing on cool worship or programs, aim for warm peer and intergenerational friendships.

Empathize with Today’s Young People

Instead of judging or criticizing, step into the shoes of this generation.

Take Jesus’ Message Seriously

Instead of asserting formulaic gospel claims, welcome young people into a Jesus-centered way of life.

Prioritize Young People (and families) Everywhere

Instead of giving lip service to how much young people matter, look for creative ways to tangibly support, resource, and involve them in all facets of your congregation.

Be the Best Neighbors

Instead of condemning the world outside your walls, enable young people to neighbor well locally and globally.

Family Ministry Team

Shana Mickey

Director of Student Ministry

Phil Christian

Director of Children's Ministry