“Adulting” Schools have been active for a couple of years now. If they are news to you, here is an article that can introduce you to the topic. These events and schools are more about folding a sheet, but also build confidence and community for emerging adults.
I believe that churches and camps could offer “Adulting” Schools or Seminars for emerging adults – not in a demeaning way, but in a way to clarify and confirm their adulthood.
Besides these main seminars, your church could offer breakout sessions on finances, career connections, cooking, or house-cleaning.
Here is a possible schedule:
8:30 Registration – Welcome
9:00-10:00 Directions to Adulthood: Discover Vocation
10:15-11:00 Seminar Sessions
11:15- 12:15 Directions to Adulthood: Establish Autonomy
1:30 – 2:15 Seminar Sessions
2:30 – 3:30 Directions to Adulthood: Develop Community
3:45 – 4:30 Seminar Sessions
If you are interested in discussing, how your community could host an Adulting Seminar, please contact Dr. Boyd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. G. David Boyd is the Managing Director of EA Resources, and the Founder of the EA Network. If he can help your community understand and minister to emerging adults, please contact him at email@example.com.