By Suzy Kridner Wymes, The Daytona Beach News Journal.
Two separate visions for attracting younger people to church in DeLand (Daytona, Florida) merged into a self-described “misfit” faith community known as Collective.
Collective, says Pastor Ben Collins, appeals to those on the thresholds of faith — those with a foot out the door and those hesitant to step in. That group tends to include many young adults, 18- to 35-year-olds who have become dissatisfied with the religions in which they were raised or have never belonged to a traditional church. Research calls this unaffiliated generation the “nones.”