Evangelical Alliance launches landmark young adults resource

Today, the Evangelical Alliance is launching 7 Conversations, a full suite of multi-media resources, to help leaders in local settings reach, engage and disciple 20s and 30s.

7 Conversations, which comprises a virtual environment, short films, a guide and accompanying blogs, outlines recent generational changes, exploratory questions for leaders and stories of innovation. Its key themes and recommendations, the culmination of two years of research and hundreds of consultations, are set to inspire local churches in their efforts to engage a generation.

Phil Knox, head of mission to young adults at the Evangelical Alliance, says: “This project has been years in the making and we are longing for it to have an impact. I am convinced this is a crucial moment for us as the church and our relationship with younger generations. I am full of hope that this resource can help us grow deeper intergenerational bonds and see many 20s and 30s come to faith in Jesus.”

7 Conversations is set in the different rooms of a house, as these spaces illustrate the journey leaders are encouraged to go on with 20s and 30s. Phil says: “We invite you to spend some time as a church in our virtual ‘home’, watching the videos, reading the blogs and digesting the booklet. As we emerge slowly from the pandemic, it’s crucial we ask the deeper questions about the future of evangelism and church life.”

7 Conversations is part of the Evangelical Alliance’s wider work developing mission to young adults. Preceded by Is the ‘missing generation still missing?, which was released in spring 2021, it too follows the charity’s 2009 Missing Generation report, which found that in 1985-2005 the numbers of those in their 20s attending church on a Sunday more than halved. The report also found that reaching young adults was a top priority for 96 per cent of church leaders, yet only 11 per cent felt sufficiently resourced in this area.

To find out more and explore 7 Conversations, which has been made freely available for all to use, go to: eauk.org/7-conversations


Phil Knox is available for interview upon request. For more information, interview or photo requests please contact Helen Locke ([email protected], 02075 203850, 07920117595).

About the Evangelical Alliance

We are the Evangelical Alliance. We join together hundreds of organisations, thousands of churches and tens of thousands of individuals for the sake of the gospel. Representing our members since 1846, the Evangelical Alliance is the oldest and largest evangelical unity movement in the UK.

We love Jesus and we want everyone in the UK to be given an opportunity to know Him.

We love His church, and we will do all we can to unite evangelicals, building confidence in the gospel and speaking as a trusted voice into society to see it changed for Him.

Working across the UK, with offices in London, Cardiff, Glasgow and Belfast, our members come together from across denominations, locations, age groups and ethnicities, all sharing a passion to know Jesus and make Him known.