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Friday, February 8, 2019 — 7:30 PM EST

 Young Adults and the ChurchThe 2019 Bechtel Lectures in Anabaptist-Mennonite Studies will host Dr. Irma Fast Dueck from Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) in Winnipeg. Fast Dueck is a practical theologian whose lecture will explore the topic of young people in the Mennonite church today.

Join us for a youth panel discussion.

There has been particular interest in the experience of young adults in this past decade, particularly in light of the decline of church attendance with the implicit assumption that if the church can’t connect with young adults it is indeed in serious trouble. “Why don’t young adults go to church?” is the question put simply if not superficially. And even if they are part of the church, why aren’t they getting baptized and becoming members? This evening we will engage the wisdom of young adults as they have encountered the church with the aim of better understanding what it means to be the church together, in this time and place.

Read more about Irma Fast Dueck and the Bechtel Lectures.

Cost 
Free
Location 
CGR - Conrad Grebel University
Great Hall
140 Westmount Road North

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6
Canada

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