Transitioning well into working life
Young Christian adults beginning professional life often face an uphill struggle to bridge their faith and their working lives. Some turn away from Jesus while others live with an unsatisfactory dualism between private faith and professional life.
This is not just our idea. Reports from the Pew Research Centre and the World Economic Forum both show a steady decline in the number of people identifying themselves as Christian, and more alarmingly, the trend for large numbers of people aged between 18 and 29 to identify with no religion at all. Similarly, as far back as 2011, the Barna Group in the USA reported that 59% of teenage church attenders had dropped out of church, and even out of the Christian faith, by their mid-20s.
The adjustment period from university to work is a time of developmental crisis; it is the result of predictable change!
For other big adjustments in life—such as starting school, adolescence or marriage—we prepare the people with sex education classes or pre-marital counselling. Young Christian adults need guidance on this change in life as well.
We hope you’ll join us for our launch of Transition, a brand new resource to help students and young graduates understand and engage better with professional life from a biblical standpoint. With videos, studies, exercises and mentoring, its aim is to help them stay rooted in their faith, stay focused on godly things, and to think about being fruitful for the Lord in their work.
If you want to join us for the launch event, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.