In building a young adult ministry, one must not forget the most essential part: finding young adults! Amy McEntee provides some tips on where to start looking for young adults to be part of your ministry:
1. Parish records — Check the parish school or religious education program in addition to sacramental records for young adults who were recently married.
2. Diocesan records — These will have general information on young adults in the vicinity of the parish.
3. Census/government records — These let you dig a little deeper and know what young adults in your area do, who they live with, and what education level they have.
Check out more information on finding young adults to be part of your ministry in the Essentials section.