Young Adult Ministry is NOT Youth Ministry

Remember that young adult ministry is not youth group; young adults are adults. Think twice — even three, four, or five times over — before borrowing that icebreaker or program idea from your parish youth group, even if it is successful there. This distinction can be especially difficult for those of us who serve both youth and young adult populations, but it does not mean that youth ministry experience has no relevance for ministry with young adults, of course. If you serve both populations, take some time to reflect on the differences and similarities among your ministry experiences with these populations.