Every Sunday night at 8:30 a group of young adults descend upon a classroom at First Christian Church of Orange. They pile onto couches and chairs, bring out the not-so-healthy snack foods and briefly catch up on each other’s lives.
And then they get down to business. The Bible.
They come from all walks of life: young college students, older college students, single parents, single parents in college, young married couples, young married couples with kids, full-time jobs, part-time jobs…
They come from different religious backgrounds: no religious background, Catholic background, born into First Christian Church of Orange, 4th generational attendees, 1st generational attendees, transfers from other Disciples of Christ churches…
And they all agree on one thing: they don’t agree on most things. All of these young adults have different foundations in their faith, different questions, different interpretations, different preference for which version of Bible they read.
On March 6, 2011, the usual 10:00 morning worship service will be led by young adults that attend our church. The young adult Bible study class is currently discussing theme, music, scripture, sermon and all the various aspects of a worship service.
As children, many of the young adults learned the same Bible stories and songs. Some learned more than others. Some didn’t learn any. And their faith as children changed and morphed as they get older.
One of the thoughts brought up at the study last night was “As a young adult, how do you grow your faith? Why? What challenges do you face? Why?”
So, I’m asking YOU to answer this question. No right or wrong answer; answer what’s right for YOU. If you’d like to comment anonymously, that’s just fine.