As a young adult who hasn't yet found a church that fits, General Convention is both my church and my Church. I get the "So, where are you going to church these days?” question quite often. My usual response is that my pledge goes to the church I grew up in. As a young adult my time spent in church buildings has decreased while my spiritual life has blossomed.
While it might not be on Sunday mornings, the time spent gathered with fellow young adult Christians is the time I feel the closest to God. General Convention is one of these times for me. The time spent with friends—those known for years and those I just haven’t met yet—brings me closer to our God. It is these times that stoke my fire for Young Adult Ministry and remind me why I get so geeked up about working within the church.
Carlton Allen is from the Diocese of Northern California.