Pacifica Synod

Growing Young Core Commitment Conversations
Growing Young Core Commitments
Monthly Conversations
January to June 2021
All churches are growing old.
Strategic churches are growing young.
Churches are both shrinking and aging as more young people disengage. Based on research with over 250 of the nation's leading congregations, Growing Young provides a plan that any church can use to involve and retain young people. Packed with ideas, Growing Young shows ministry leaders how to reach younger generations in a way that breathes life into the WHOLE church and deepen the faith of your young people as well as their connection and sense of belonging in your congregation.
Growing Young isn't about changing youth ministry, it's about changing church culture.
Join us a for monthly, 60-minute conversations for both rostered and lay leaders to learn more about each of the six Core Commitments discussed in the book Growing Young. These conversations will be offered twice each month via Zoom.
While reading the book Growing Young is not a prerequisite of participating in the conversations, reading the chapter that will be discussed is encouraged. The book may be purchased through Fuller Youth Institute, Amazon or your favorite bookseller. For those who use a Kindle, we have FREE download codes for those who would use them. If you are interested, please contact Terri Robertson at to have a code sent to you by email.
You must register in advance (using the button below) to received the Zoom link. The dates and times of each session are listed below:

Session One - Unlock Keychain Leadership (Chapters 1 & 2)
Tuesday, January 12 - 11:00 AM
Thursday, January 14 - 6:30 PM
Session Two - Empathize with Today's Young People (Chapter 3)
Thursday, February 4 - 6:30 PM
Tuesday, February 9 - 11:00 AM
Session Three - Take Jesus' Message Seriously (Chapter 4)
Tuesday, March 9 - 11:00 AM
Thursday, March 11 - 6:30 PM

Session Four - Fuel Warm Relationships (Chapter 5)
Tuesday, April 13 - 11:00 AM
Thursday, April 15 - 6:30 PM
Session Five - Prioritize Young People/Families Everywhere (Chapter 6)
Tuesday, May 11 - 11:00 AM
Thursday, May 13 - 6:30 PM
Session Six - Be the Best Neighbors (Chapter 7)
Tuesday, June 8 - 11:00 AM
Thursday, June 10 - 6:30 PM
Presented by Pacifica Synod's Growing Young Team - Pastor Tom Goellrich, Deacon Mindy Bugaj and Terri Robertson. If you have questions about Growing Young or registering for this event, please email


Please register here to receive the Zoom link to join the conversations.


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These conversations will be held online through Zoom. You may join by video using a computer, tablet or phone or call in from your phone using audio only.

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