The need to reach the unchurched has never been more urgent than in 21st century America. Over the last decade, researchers have tracked a rapid increase among Americans who claim no religious affiliation. In the last five years alone, the unaffiliated—popularly known as “the nones”—have increased from just over 15% to 20% of all U.S. adults. This decline in religiosity is most marked among Millennials, young adults born between the early 1980s and the late 1990s.
How can churches in the Denver area reach Millennial Nones? How can we build life-giving relationships with these young adults? That is the focus and the mission of the Kaleo Project. In New Testament Greek, kaleo means “to call, to invite”.
This fall, Denver Seminary’s Kaleo Project will work with 12-18 churches in the Denver Metro area to collaboratively discover how they can invite the young adults in their neighborhoods to engage the church. Grants of up to $30,000 will be available for each church’s project. For more information on how your church can get involved, please contact Dr. Halee Gray Scott.