The Church is failing to reach or keep young adults. Only 11% of regular churchgoers are between the ages of 25 and 34, whilst 16% of the UK population is within that age group. In tracking church decline, the greatest losses per year are occurring amongst those aged 15 to 29. However, there are churches bucking this trend.

The young adults hub worked with Church Army to undertake a qualitative research project looking into some of these churches which are successfully engaging with and discipling young adults, including parish churches, traditional church plants and fresh expressions of church, all with growing numbers of people in their 20s and 30s.

The resultant 36-page booklet, authentic faith: fresh expressions of church amongst young adults, is available to purchase from the Fresh Expressions shop.

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