Young Adults: Normal Faith

By Janett Miller
By Isaac Harris
By Charlyn Valencia
By Chad Golden
By Bruce Riley
By Jonathan Cortina
By Kuruvilla (K.O.) Oommen
By John Dyer
By Abe Paul
By Jennifer Durrett
By Penny Jones
By Amy Owen
By Jill Asibelua
By Madi McGraw
By Jared Barnett
By Paul Martin
By Jeremy Varnell
By Norm Headlam
By Kristi Herring
By Alban Snider
By Sissy Mathew
By Shannon Pugh
By Al Palamara
By Don Robb
By Mike Pope
By Melanie Mechsner
By Kyla Mikusek
By Michelle Garza
By Armando Galvan
By Jeremiah Betron
By Camille Holland
By Rod Myers
By Shannon Lewis
By Chase Studdard
By Crystal Elwell
By Darcy Peterson
By Jason Elwell
By Amy Aupperlee
By Tiffany Stein
By Barry Jones
By Bryan Eck
By Tricia Kinsman
By Jason Stein
By Nat Pugh
By Sarah Kemper
By Dana Myers
By Craig Pierce
By Jim Woodward
By Lindsey Sobolik
By Scott McClellan
By Andy McQuitty
By Pete Hyndman
By Kevin Dial
By Jason Roszhart
By Harvard Medical School
By Justin K. Hughes, MA, LPC
By Sherene Joseph
By Earl Davidson
By Rebecca Perry
By Joe Padilla
By Christian Melendez
By Bruce Riley
By Isaac Harris
By Amy Leadabrand
By Ben Haile
By Shaun Robinson
By Natalie Franks
By Cathy Barnett
By Ryan Sanders
By Casey Pruet, The Grace Alliance
By Sharon Arrington
By Lauren Chapin
By Betsy Paul
By Alberto Negron
By Kelly Jarrell
By Michelle Mayes
By Jenn Wright
By Jill Jackson
By Terri Moore
By Robyn Wise
By Katherine Holloway
By Richard Ray
By Kurtlery Knight
By Bruce Hebel
By Neil Tomba
By Tony Bridwell
By Grayson McGovern
By Luke Donohoo
By Kathy Whitthorne
By Mike Moore
By Wade Raper
By Mike Gwartney
By Jo Saxton
By Dieula Previlon
By Jonathan Cude
By Ken Lawrence
By Jay Hohfeler
By Barb Haesecke
By Lindsay Casillas
By JoAnn Hummel
By Shawn Small
By Alice McQuitty
By Jonathan Murphy
By Peggy Norton
By Brent McKinney
By Irving Bible Church
By Irving Bible Church
By Ashley Tieperman
By Betsy Nichols
By Trey Grant
By Debbie Lucien
By Sue Edwards
By Suzie Robinson
By Paul Smith

For people in their Young Adults in DFW, it’s normal to be a Christian. In fact, for many, it’s normal for faith and spirituality to be an incredibly important part of their lives. Thing is, it’s not normal to talk about it. Young Adults pastor Jon Jones explains: “Society has relegated faith to the sphere of private life, making discussion or mention of spiritual things taboo. And this makes it harder for sincere young adults to orient their everyday existence around following Jesus better.”

That’s what’s normal these days: faith. And silence about it.

That’s where the Young Adults ministry at IBC hopes to help. “Our goal is to ‘socialize spirituality’,” says Jon. “In other words, we want to reintegrate spiritual life, aiming to make following Jesus look a little more like the Biblical vision — loving God, loving others, and spending time with those who follow Jesus.”

How does the Young Adults ministry do this? One way is through Social Hour events, casual get-togethers at great local restaurants with no agenda other than to have real conversations about things that matter. The concept is simple, the conversations are diverse, and Jon says it’s amazing what God is capable of doing when we allow ourselves to be fully present with others. First Thursdays are another way IBC hopes to connect Young Adults with one another authentically, providing solid biblical teaching with plenty of room for discussion and interaction. Finally, the Young Adults ministry is reaching out to IBC partners like Mercy Street to make sacrificial service a normal part of every Young Adults life.   

All of this is intended to bring Young Adults together for a “new normal” — one where they can have faith, talk about it with each other, and live it out in community. “When that happens, Young Adults don’t feel alone anymore and spiritual life becomes social in nature,” says Jon. 

For more information about the Young Adults ministry at IBC, visit

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