If churches want to engage young adults, it is crucial that they understand the needs of emerging adults. One challenge facing emerging adults is to establish a vocation. Here is an article that discusses how a community has developed a program to minister to emerging adults.
Samuel Group is a discernment group for young adults, ages 18-39, who meet together once a month from September through March in order to study, pray, and discover their individual vocations or lifetime call from God. The purpose of the program is to equip young adults with the tools they need to approach vocational discernment with peace, joy and confidence.
The program has a three-fold goal for each candidate:
— to know oneself
— to know Jesus
— to know one’s role in the church and in the world