Are You Serious about Change?
September 23rd, 2019
PART 2 IN A 3-PART SERIES BY PIVOT NW RESEARCHER REV. DR. ERIC FORD Change is hard. As a leader in your congregation, you are constantly facing change, ready or not! Maybe you are a new young adult le...
How Are You Preparing for Change?
September 16th, 2019
How are you preparing for change?PART 3 IN A 3-PART SERIES BY PIVOT NW RESEARCHER REV. DR. ERIC FORDWho is your favorite Bible character? For me, Caleb stands out as a faithful example who I want to e...
Partnering in International Research Project
August 14th, 2019
Dear Pivot NW followers and participants,We are excited to announce a partnership with an international group of scholars that are studying new church plants in the urban west. Please read this letter...
Are You Ready for Change?
August 7th, 2019
PART 1 IN A 3-PART SERIES BY PIVOT NW RESEARCHER REV. DR. ERIC FORD “The only thing constant in life is change.” This pearl of wisdom is attributed to the Greek writer Heraclitus, 500 years before Jes...
Millennial Philanthropy Discussion: June 12th @ SPU
May 24th, 2019
Millennial Philanthropy Discussion-June 12th @SPUhttps://millenialphilanthropy.eventbrite.comUnsure of the best practices for encouraging millennials in philanthropy? Are you wondering about the conne...
February 4th, 2019
Without doing an internet search which of the following industries are millenials accused of killing and which one are they saving?A. tunaB. cashC. local bike shopsD. public librariesWhat about in thi...
What Are You Reading to Increase Your YA Literacy?
January 8th, 2019
Reviewing the literature that is part and parcel to our work is very revealing. We see both how young adults want to be regarded, and how non-young adults want to or have learned to regard young adult...
Learning to Listen
January 2nd, 2019
Every fall, the Industrial-Organizational (IO)Psychology department at SPU has a class that students in the department attend, called “Hacking the World of Work”. It is not your normally structured cl...
What the Church Young Adult Innovation “Labs” Are Up To
December 1st, 2018
At the Fall summit, each of the 12 churches in the Pivot Northwest grant were asked to present their progress from the past year as a tri-fold (think Jr. High science-fair without the volcanoes). We a...
17-18 Research Results
July 13th, 2018
When I joined the Pivot NW data team last March, I was thrilled—I couldn’t imagine finding a better assistantship than one that lets me study young adults and the church! As a pastor’s kid and self-pr...
There Are Young Adults at Your Church—Now What?
January 18th, 2018
Mathea Krogstad is a Doctoral student in the Industrial-Organizational Psychology program and a millennial herself. The investigation she is leading as part of the Pivot NW team surround the question ...
Where Have All The Young Adults Gone?
December 11th, 2017
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” t...