Invitations to Connect

Paul Jarzembowski shares different ideas for outreach to young adults in your community. Find creative ways to reach out beyond the “typical” young adults who show up each week — and invite them to connect to church:

  •   Be a visible presence and witness in the secular culture where young adults gather (workplace, online, entertainment venues, campus, etc.), meeting young adults where they are and responding to their needs and concerns.
  •   Make connections with young adults at their various moments of return (Christmas, Easter, Ash Wednesday, weddings, baptisms, and funerals).
  •   Develop pathways from youth ministry and/or campus ministry toward an adult experience of faith.
  •   Re-energize and re-engage young adults who attend Mass regularly, but are not registered or connected to the parish community in other ways.

Read more about building up your young adult ministry in the Essentials section.