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ABOUT US

 

Young Adults United is a movement designed to bring together young adults from all over North Jersey. Although we come from different backgrounds, cultures, and denominations, it is our belief that the next generation of Christians passionately desires to unite under one beautiful banner: Jesus.

We host bi-monthly services for young adults ages 18-29. Each service contains some combination of food, hangout, worship, and teaching. Our vision is that all young adults will feel comfortable coming together in a non-threatening environment to explore growth in relationships with God and with each other.

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NEXT GATHERINGS FOR 2018

The Young Adults United (YAU) movement is excited about the upcoming events and gatherings being planned for 2018. Check back here for the exciting updates for you, your young adult ministry and your church to be a part of.

For more information about Young Adults United, contact Pastor Ryan Faison (College & Young Adults Pastor, Christ Church) at RFaison@ChristChurchUSA.org!

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2018 Calendar

 Thank you for all who participated in 2017 YAU gatherings. Check back here for new dates, times and locations for 2018!

Meeting Philosophy

When it comes to the meeting schedule of Young Adults United, our main goal is to give many different churches the opportunity to host an individual gathering. As it currently stands, our plan is to meet every other month.

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CONTACT US

 

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PARTNERS

 

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DIRECTOR: RYAN FAISON

Ryan is the Executive Director (ED) of Young Adults United (YAU). Ryan serves as the College and Young Adults 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’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

 

John 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. You can connect with him via social media: