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The 7th Symposium: Christianity Next: “Dones” and “Nones”?

The 7th Symposium: Christianity Next: “Dones” and “Nones”?

How do we bring millennial young adults back or into churches who have declared they are “done” with organized Christian churches or who are Christians with no (none) involvement with churches?

February 27, 2016 (Sat)
Young Nak Celebration Church, Jefferson Campus

The increasing number of “Dones” and “Nones” in relation to Christianity in America, as demonstrated by recent work from the Pew Research Center, has sent shockwaves throughout more than a few Christian circles.

As faith leaders, denominations, and seminaries wrestle with the implications, ISAAC and partnering organizations are planning a series of forums with scholars, and intergenerational faith leaders slated for February 27, 2016 to discuss cogent questions to explore the departure of the “Dones” and “Nones” from the institutional church and research qualitative and quantitative solutions towards revitalizing mainline denominations, through interracial/generational/sexual/denominational reimagining of Christianity Next.


  • 8:30am – Check-in, coffee, and snacks
  • 9:00am – Opening prayer and welcome (Michael Lee)
  • 9:10am – Introduction (Young Lee Hertig)
  • 9:15am – Opening Address (Richard J. Mouw)
  • 9:45am – Panel (Charles E Blake II, Edwin Aponte, Jordyn Sun, Kay Higuera Smith, Steve Choi, Steven Argue)
  • 11:30am – Q & A
  • Noon – Break
  • 12:15pm – Leadership Legacy Award Luncheon
  • 1:30pm – Strategies for Translating Christianity to “Dones” and “Nones” (Damai Najuma Smith, Irene Cho, Michael Mata, Sera Chung, Timothy Yee, etc.)
  • 3:30pm – Music, Spoken Words, and Artistic Expression of Faith (Sera Chung)
  • 4:00pm – Evaluation and Closing

Date: May 24, 2016

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