“I think ‘Growing Young’ verbalized and organized my thoughts and feelings about church, and how to tangibly and intentionally reach youth and young adults.
I got involved with Growing Young through God's providence. I had a passion for ministry in various lines, children and young adults. After going through ‘Next Steps’ by Allan Martin via the Adventist Community Learning Center, I was inspired to share the information that I had learned. I did this through small groups and sermon series.
I began gathering my young adults to study ‘Next Steps’ as well. I guess I caught Allan's eye with all the things I was doing with and for young adults, because one day he reached out to me and asked me to join the ‘Growing Young’ Facebook thread. I did. And I learned a lot during the first month of just being an observer. Eventually my Union, through his encouragement, asked me to join the cohort training in Pasadena. I accepted. So essentially I was led through God's providence and through great leaders like Allan Martin, who is a great example of keychain leadership- opening the doors of opportunity for the younger generations to sit at the table with prominent movers and shakers.”