Paul Jarzembowski explains the ultimate goal of building strong relationships of faith outside of planned programs:
Don’t get us wrong. Events and programs will certainly be helpful in getting Young Adult Ministry off the ground. But it’s always good to keep in mind that when your Theology-on-Tap or service project is over for the day, the most important thing you can do is follow-up. Young Adult Ministry is relational, and because of that, events and programs are there to support bigger, more long-range goals: namely to bring people together and respond with love to their needs and hopes, to inspire conversion of hearts, to develop strong disciples, and to integrate them into a community of faith.
To learn more about building a successful young adult ministry check out the Essentials section.