Ask a church member what they most want from their minister or priest and you’ll very often encounter the same reply: “we want more young people in our church” for many congregations, children and young people are viewed as a holy grail. Promote your church use mass marketing campaigns (such as sending thousands of fliers out to homes in your region or advertising on local radio stations) to promote your church keep the culture of your community in mind when designing your campaign make your promotions clear, consistent, and creative.
His heart, instead, lies with making people stick for long-term spiritual growth it's about keeping people by closing the back door of the church and developing what he calls a sticky church we've discovered lots of ways to reach people, osborne writes in his new book, sticky church. Keep checking up for more honestly mistaken notions attracting youth it is an honestly mistaken assumption that the best way to attract and keep young people in the church is to adopt entertainment-oriented youth ministry programs—eg, clowns, puppets, rock music, watered-down bible messages, etc.
If you ever feel like your church struggles to attract and keep young adults as they transition into adulthood, you’re not alone churches around the world struggle with this same thing many young people are less likely than older generations to be religiously affiliated or believers. As fewer young people fill the pews of houses of worship, some congregations are trying innovative ways to halt the exodus of young adults from organized religion but it is a massive challenge.
According to the pew research center, 69% of young people support gay marriage vs 40% of those ages 65-plus if a church is perceived as intolerant, it will struggle to bridge that gap if a church is perceived as intolerant, it will struggle to bridge that gap. Rather—when the time is right—invite people to become part of a ministry of the church as a way to develop and strengthen affirming and life-enhancing relationships 1 evangelism training most people first come to a church because of a relationship they have with someone who already attends.