Pilgrim Young Adults
Located in a neighborhood filled with colleges, our church welcomes many vistors, friends, and members in their 20s and 30s. All young adults are welcome as we build community together — church members, non-members, visitors, friends, and newcomers; singles, couples, and couples with little ones! If you would like to connect with other 20- and 30-somethings, outside of worship and other Pilgrim gatherings, the best place to connect with other Pilgrim Young Adults is through our Facebook Group.
Pilgrim folks in their (our) 20s and 30s are getting together with a group of Gloria Dei young adults a couple of times a month. Below are some upcoming events planned by the Pilgrim group as well as one Gloria Dei-planned one - please attend if you can! If you do Facebook, you can also join our new group here to keep up to date.
►November Happy Hour:
Date: Tuesday, November 19, 6:00-7:30 pm
Place: Pad Thai Grand Cafe (1681 Grand Avenue, St Paul)
Pilgrim is one of sixteen churches partnering with the Riverside Innovation Hub, an initiative sponsored by Augsburg University. The goal of this three year partnership is to increase Pilgrim's capacity to be a church that exists for the sake of their neighbors, especially young adults. To do that, the innovation team has begun practicing the Public Church Framework- which includes Accompaniment, Interpretation, Discernment, and Proclamation. Please click here to learn more.
Pilgrim Offers Stipended Ministry Opportunities for Young Adults
Pilgrim offers a number of stipended ministry opportunities for young adults, including Choral Scholarships, Ministry Internships, and Johnson Leadership & Creativity Fellowships. You can find application information for these opportunities on our Ministry Openings page.
Johnson Leadership & Creativity Fellowships
Leadership & Creativity Fellowships are meaningful four-month (renewable), stipended experiences for young adults that support vocational discernment, strengths- and job-skills development through project leadership. Fellowship projects also strengthen Pilgrim’s commitment to its mission, core values, and ministries. Fellowships are flexible, in terms of the number of hours needed to fulfill the role, and are intended to be compatible with concurrent work/study. Pilgrim Leadership and Creativity Fellowships are made possible by the gifts of Mardell Johnson, in memory of her daughter Karen Johnson, the gifts of other generous Pilgrims, and by a Thrivent Foundation Lutheran Challenge Grant.
Please click here for a more detailed, one-page description of the Johnson Fellowships.