The Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries was charged by the 38th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress in Nashville, TN, to research the trends and demographics of young adult ministry.
This was done in conjunction with the Archdiocese Youth and Young Adult Ministry Team (Metropolis Youth Directors), which has spent the last two years in this endeavor. Focus groups with young adults were held throughout the Archdiocese in various Metropolises, as well as an online survey, which was taken by over 1,500 young adults.
The Young Adult Ministry Analysis provides a brief synopsis of both the survey results and focus groups. This research cannot be viewed as an end all in understanding young adults today, but rather, as a stepping-stone to better understand their needs.