There is a deep hunger in youth and young adults- a hunger for love, for truth, for meaning, for belonging, and for a purpose that today’s culture cannot satisfy. This hunger is satisfied in a relationship with Jesus Christ—a friendship that leads to community in his Church and to fruitful sharing of love and care for those in need. Our youth are some of the most diverse people in our congregations and communities. They are an important ally in our quest to empower youth and adults in discipleship. Accompany them, promote belonging in the church, fellowship & community. Our engagement with youth and young adults should help young disciples encounter Christ. Show them the way, expect them to do well, expose them to good people, love them every chance you get, and pray daily for them.