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Five Myths about Emerging Adult Faith

Leadership Magazine brief review of

Christian Smith and Patricia Snell  Souls in Transition: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of Emerging Adults

Five Myths about Emerging Adult Faith
New research on 20-somethings gets past the hype and offers a reason to hope.

Myth 1

Emerging adults serve out of concern for the common good.

Myth 2

Emerging adults reject their parents’ religious influence.

Myth 3

Emerging adults behave similarly whether religious or not.

Myth 4

Emerging adults have abandoned liberal Protestantism.

Myth 5

Emerging adults tend to fall away from faith in college.

Author: Steve

Steve Kilgore joined the staff of Calvary Church in Lancaster, PA in the fall of 2002 as the Pastor of Discipleship to facilitate the equipping ministries, which include Adult Bible Fellowship and other adult discipleship ministries, and work with the rest of the education ministries. He currently serves as the Executive Pastor of Ministries with a focus on providing ministries that facility individuals taking intentional Next Steps for growing and participating in the leadership and administrative aspect at Calvary. He has also taught part-time at Lancaster Bible College in the area of Spiritual Formation and New Testament. Prior to coming to Calvary he served in two churches as well as taught part-time at Philadelphia Biblical University. He was born in Dallas, Texas, but spent the first 13 years of his life in Guatemala where his parents were missionaries. It was there at the age of four and a half that Steve placed his faith in Christ as his Savior. Steve received a Bachelor’s degree in Bible from Philadelphia College of Bible and a Masters of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. Steve and his wife, Mary Anne, have their two boys, Andrew and Nathan (both in college), and live in East Lampeter Township. Steve lives and ministers by the personal motto, Know what you believe and why, live it, be able to defend it. His hobbies, other than playing with his family, include tinkering with computers, reading, drinking coffee with his wife, playing and watching basketball. Steve and Mary Anne are looking forward to exploring new hobbies as they transition to life as empty-nesters.

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