The figures show that there are only 6-7% of our 20-30’s in church on a Sunday. Could this be the impetus we need to make changes that are long overdue – because if we get this right for this generation then possibly, just possibly the church might turn a corner and grow?
This is the question the Cork Diocesan Youth Council posed on Saturday, 28th May at meetings led by Andrew Frame of the Church of Ireland Youth Department.
On Saturday morning a number of clergy gathered to hear Andrew speak about recent research on the topic of the disengagement of the 20`s and 30`s age group with the Church and his own experience of setting up events to facilitate meetings for this age group.
On Saturday evening, over 40 people from all over Cork, Cloyne and Ross came together to discuss issues of relevance over a meal.
The feedback from the event was very positive with comments such as:
` fab evening – do it again`;having a few points to kickstart the discussion was helpful`;really interesting to chat to people at different points in the faith journey`;` yes a lovely evening was had.`