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Bridging the Gap

Missional formation communities reconnect young adults with each other, church

By Carla Davis

SYLVA, N.C. – Every other Wednesday night about two dozen young adults crowd into a western North Carolina home for church as most of these twentysomethings know it….They are cooking together as they often do, laughing and sharing stories from the week…Add a little fun, subtract all limits on where the conversation goes, and what’s left is a simple yet effective recipe for ministry among young adults, one of the hardest generations for most churches to reach….This group of twentysomethings has doubled in size in less than a year. And though some of these young adults won’t drive five minutes to the nearest church, they’ll drive up to an hour for this community’s bi-weekly gathering, where they talk freely about hopes, fears and faith.

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