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Where have all the young adults gone?

Heather Kohlman Olsen is a Doctoral student in the Industrial-Organizational Psychology program as well as a millennial herself. The questions she is investigating are what “barriers” and “on-ramps” to religious participation exist for 20-somethings in the PNW, and what ought we to do about them?¬† The last time I was sitting in church, I looked around during the offering and …

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Church Differentiators

Gabrielle Metzler is a Doctoral student in the Industrial-Organizational Psychology program but also a millennial herself. Because of this Gabrielle bears her own faith and that of her peers as she investigates the cultures of churches that have thriving Young Adult Populations. Research suggests that several core values are important to young adults. These values include: purpose/meaning, relationships/belonging, personal transformation, …