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OUR MISSION

 

Young Adults United (YAU) is a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, and cross denominational movement, unifying young adults to further the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In our effort to fulfill this God-given mission, YAU hosts quarterly worship services for young adults ages 18-35. Each gathering contains food, hangout time, worship and teaching. Our vision is that all young adults will feel comfortable coming together in a safe, secure environment to explore growth in their relationship with God and with each other.

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2018 Events

 


Friday, July 13, 2018 | 7 PM – 9 PM

Hawthorne Gospel Church

2000 State Route 208, Hawthorne, NJ 07506



Friday, September 14, 2018 | 7 PM to 9 PM

Shekinah Glory Christian Church

17 Alexander Street, Newark, NJ 07106



Friday, November 9, 2018 | 8 PM to 10 PM

Christ Church West Campus

140 Green Pond Road, Rockaway, NJ 07866

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Next Gathering:

  Friday, July 13, 2018 | 7 PM – 9 PM

Hawthorne Gospel Church

2000  State Route 208, Hawthorne, NJ

Hawthorne Gospel Church

HGC exists to developing fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.

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DIRECTOR: RYAN FAISON

Ryan is the Executive Director (ED) of Young Adults United (YAU). Ryan serves as the Student Ministries Pastor at Christ Church in Montclair & Rockaway, NJ. Ryan serves in various roles at Christ Church: a dynamic preacher, a passionate worship leader and a forward-thinking producer of such regional events as Prayerfest, held annually. Ryan’s passion is to equip and empower the emerging generation to fulfill their God-given purpose. As Executive Director of YAU, Ryan desires to see young adult leaders and ministries across the region forge together for the common purpose of Christ.

Ryan has a B.A. in Political Science from Seton Hall University, and a M.Div. from Nyack Alliance Theological Seminary. Ryan also serves as an adjunct professor at Pillar College. Ryan’s online blog and website (www.RyanFaison.com) features compelling stories, interviews and articles about culture and faith. Ryan is married to Kristyn, an educator and worship leader.

   

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FOUNDER: JOHN DERE

 

Rev. John Dere is the creator and founder of Young Adults United. His vision is to see Christians reject Western isolationist tribalism in favor of a worldwide Church that is filled with diversity, unity, and sacrificial love. He believes that next-generation ministry is the most important ministry in the entire Church and that young adults play a crucial role in both the present and future of the historic Christian faith.

John has a B.A. in Journalism and Media Studies from Rutgers University, M.Div. from Alliance Theological Seminary, and Th.M. from Princeton Theological Seminary. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Administration and Supervision from Fordham University. You can connect with him via social media: