Welcome back to Advent Next a theological podcast curated for curious faith discussions. This week our guest is Dr. A. Allan Martin, the teaching pastor at Younger Generation Church. In our current era of quarantine and isolation, I’m sure the question on many minds is how will the church create community in the days ahead? One thing I’m sure we’ve learned, by being deprived of it, is that community IS deeply important. Community is vitally connected to what it means to be human. So this week, we have Dr. Martin, a former professor at Andrews University and research facilitator for one of Barna Group’s latest studies called Growing Young Adventists, exploring what are the key components for growing vibrant communities of faith. Before we get started, we want to thank the Adventist Learning Community for making this program possible. If you’re not already following us on Facebook, Instagram or Youtube, be sure to find us at the handle @adventnext. I’m your host Kendra Arsenault and this is Advent Next.