Don't guess... KNOW.
Want to know what Millennial young adults really think of each of the 28 official beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist church?
The Beyond Beliefs research study was partially funded by the North American Division and conducted by academics from the Religion and Biblical Language Department at Andrews University, USA and Friedensau University, Germany, Europe's oldest Seventh-day Adventist University.
Our research team collected extensive quantitative and qualitative data from over 700 Millennial young adults regarding each of the 28 Beliefs of Adventism and over 100 other sociocultural, demographic, and religious topics and issues that Millennials themselves identified as salient.
Below are the responses of the 172 Millennial young adults who provided a written response to each of the 28 Beliefs of Adventism, what they liked or disliked about the belief, if they thought it was relevant or not, or if they felt it was important. Their responses will surprise you.
This data is being made freely available to all ministers, parents, and leaders within the Seventh-day Adventist church. The Beyond Beliefs research study wants to give Millennial young adults a real voice and ensure ministers, parents, and leaders don't have to rely on anecdotal evidence or guess what Millennial young adults think anymore... they are going to know.
THE WHOLE HUGE REPORT!
With over 700 participants, a third of whom were born outside of North America, this monumental quantitative study explored over 100 sociocultural, demographic, and religious topics and issues that Seventh-day Adventist Millennials themselves identified as salient - often using the the words of the Millennials themselves.
It goes deeper and is more comprehensive than any other study previously administered to Seventh-day Adventist Millennial young adults.
This publication and research uses the voice the Beyond Beliefs study gave to young adults - and measures the scope of the issues they identified as having the most impact ontheir faith and retention within the Seventh-day Adventist church.
Jan A. Sigvartsen (Primary Researcher)
Leanne M. Sigvartsen (Project Manager and Primary Researcher)
Paul B. Petersen (Primary Researcher)
Download for free previously released reports from the Beyond Beliefs study, including our 250 page pilot study report that helped build our survey instrument.