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What Really Matters to Young People: Highlights from a 2022 Research Study

Share learning from research (among UMC and non-UMC youth ages 15-22 year old) designed to understand what younger members love‚ and what younger prospects want - regarding faith, religion and spirituality. The workshop will share a summary of learning and implications, as well as a snapshot of youth inside and outside the UMC denomination. Attendees will walk away with new, relevant and possible unexpected information about this vital audience of young people. For example, youth consider social media to be for entertainment; not for sharing important views.

Workshop leader: Teresa Faust, Senior Manager, Research & Metrics, United Methodist Communications

How will it help you be BOLD? Attendees will hear voices of United Methodist Church and non- United Methodist Church young people share about their beliefs, attitudes and behaviors around their faith. This information will encourage innovative ways of making meaningful and lasting connections between young people and the United Methodist Church.

Audience Age Range:

  • Adult Leaders/Volunteers/Chaperones