In 2017-18, LCMS Youth Ministry partnered with LCMS Research to conduct a study of young adult retention in the LCMS and in the larger Christian church. This research is critical because retention rates beginning with the Baby Boom Generation have led to fewer and fewer young people in the pews. This three part study sought to learn about Millennials, now young adults, and to help prepare for working with “Generation Z” who are currently in our senior high youth ministries. We pray what we found can help you in helping young people become making disciples for life.
Read the Executive Summary for an overview and summary of the research and findings.
Relationships Count goes deep into the research and provides practical application for families, congregations, and church workers. Concordia Publishing House teamed with LCMS Research, the research team, and LCMS Youth Ministry to make this resource available for free.