Who are young adults?
Young adults are a diverse bunch of people. Not only are they diverse by the norms that we tend to use to define diversity – gender, race, socioeconomic, sexual orientation, political beliefs, and music to name a few but they also range in age from around 18 to 30 years old.
They are single, married, married with children, single with children, in college, out of college, never attended college, graduates, grad students, young professionals, entrepreneurs, factory workers, the list is as great as the number of young people in our midst.
One thing for certain that they all have in common despite their vast differences is that they are deeply loved by their Creator, God. Jesus Christ himself was a young adult. His disciples, both men and women, traveling with him were young adults as well. Throughout the Tennessee Conference, young adults are hearing and answering God’s call to ordained ministry as Elders and Deacons, to lay ministry as youth ministers, children’s ministers, and lay ministers. They are active in serving the world through the lens of the Gospel as missionaries and mission interns in ministries such as Project Transformation Tennessee and the Freedom School, as camp counselors at Cedar Crest Camp as well as many other camp and retreat centers.