Mike Hayes stresses the importance of making sure your ministry does not bore participants with a “snooze fest.” It is important to enliven, challenge, and inspire young adults:
Music and preaching are the big issues here! Do you have a liturgy that anyone could comfortably snooze through? With nothing that surprises or challenges? Nothing that inspires or excites? Find the causes and concepts that matter to young adults and where they connect with the Gospel and with the Teachings of the Church. Preach about them, sing about them, and engage the whole parish in those efforts. Young adult friendly parishes DO enliven and inspire the heart.
Check out more tips for an enlivened young adult friendly parish in the Essentials section of Young Adult Ministry in a Box.