Churches are seeing a dramatic decrease in eighteen to thirty-four year-old members. More and more people among that age group feel less and less connected to church having been raised on a watered-down version of the gospel that spread throughout the baby boom generation.
A constant example of conflicting beliefs and actions has rendered the concept of deep life-changing faith hard to imagine but still appealing.
Jesus makes sense. Many of the so-called church people they have encountered do not.
As the need for culturally and spiritually relevant young adult ministries increases, the best example of a successful program in action today is Kairos, a weekly worship gathering of more than one thousand singles and newlyweds near Nashville. In Real Time tells the inspiring story of how this remarkable authentic community unfolded, shares working ideas that any church can apply, and offers a taste of the no-hype, prayer-led teaching that fuels Kairos.