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Reaching and Engaging Young Adults: Join Ascent’s Prayer Initiative

Ascent Movement

March 1, 2023

Reaching and Engaging Young Adults

Pray that Ascent can be a relevant voice to the young adult population across the nation, reaching those in their 20s and 30s.
“I lift up my eyes to the hills, from where will my help come?” - Psalm 121:1, a song of Ascent

Many churches in North America have struggled for decades to reach, engage, and retain young adults as active church members and leaders. Research and experience explain that one of the biggest reasons for this is that for many adults who grew up in church, life changes led them away (college, job changes, physical moves, et. al.)—and they’ve never returned. But the very existence of the Church in the future depends upon the younger generations of today. 

Ways that Ascent is focused on this prayer initiative

BGAV’s Kairos collegiate ministries disciple young adults at a critical and formative stage of their lives as they discover their unique identity in Christ and explore how they will live as impactful leaders in the kingdom of God. This generation of young adults in their 20s and 30s are particularly hopeful and imaginative. They are eager to join God in mission for the flourishing of their neighbors and communities.

Ways you can join us in this prayer initiative RIGHT NOW

As part of our prayer initiative, Ascent is asking for everyone to join us in prayer for this and our other main initiatives. Specific ways you can pray for Reaching 20- and 20-Somethings include:

  • Pray for sensitivity/compassion for the challenges young adults face and hope in the transforming power of the Gospel in their lives.  
  • Pray for curiosity and creativity in the ways our ministries give witness to the Good News of Jesus with young adults in their communities.

You can also commit to pray over these Ascent initiatives with us by joining the movement at https://www.ascentmovement.org/prayer.  

More information and resources are available to share with your church, family, and friends.

Read more about the specifics of how to pray, sign up for the prayer initiative, and join the movement.

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