ur former General Conference president, Jan Paulsen, said often during his administration, “We must give young adults meaningful roles within the church.” For most of his administration Paulsen hosted young adults in a Let’s Talk series of conversations in many parts of the world. Even though I support these fine and admirable gestures, we fail future generations if we offer only another round of conversations.
So I share this open letter with you—whether you are a volunteer leader in your local church or campus, or whether you serve as a ministry professional, educator, or administrator. I implore you to move beyond conversations about engaging youth and young adults. Specifically I’m asking you to tithe one or more of the following beginning today: (a) travel, (b) time, (c) Timothys, (d) telecasts, (e) talents.