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Amy E. Orstad

'Take 10' for Casual, Theological Conversations | Community

Tags: Bible, conversations, current events, listening, theology, young adults

Even with the great work that Lutheran scholars and congregations are doing on the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s Book of Faith initiative, I find most of our young adults are completely intimidated by Scripture. I therefore dedicated our adult education hour together on Sunday mornings to casual conversation. Twenty- and 30-somethings gather each week after worship for something we call Take 10. It is a 10-minute conversation-starter focused on various life topics.

This is an excerpt from an essay in Renew 52: 50+ Ideas to Revitalize Your Congregation from Leaders under 50. Download the e-book for free.

About Amy E. Orstad

Amy E. Orstad is pastor of First Lutheran Church of Columbia Heights, Minn.