What I’m learning about the young adults of the US: lessons from a European student worker

Welcome to a four-part series offering insights and reflections from me (Miriam) a British local church leader and university student worker, now living and learning here in the United States of America. 

After months of listening to and sharing stories and struggles with church leaders and students here in the US, I decided to bottle some of what keeps on cropping up. I pray these articles equip, encourage, challenge and provoke you. I have much still to learn from the US of course, yet I believe mine and Fusion's pre-Christian cultural experiences and student mission focus from Europe can be helpful to the church here too at this time. I pray these articles are a gift of sorts to you!

So, click away, read, ponder, reach out, let's start a conversation. All for the sake of college students finding their hope in Jesus and their home in the local church, here in America. 

1. Warning: faith deconstruction site (but please don’t wear protective clothing)

2. Experiencing homelessness whilst longing for home

3. Generation justice in search of just Jesus

4. Living double lives and wondering if Jesus does actually bring life


Miriam Swanson has worked for Fusion in the UK and Europe for the best part of a decade. She recently moved to Florida, married an American and is now seeking to help local churches reach college students in the US. To get in touch with Miriam about this, you can drop her a line using the links below and don't forget to browse the Fusion website for more blogs, resources and stories of God at work through his church in the universities.

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Miriam Swanson

National Team Leader (USA)

Miriam moved from the UK to Florida to pioneer the work of Fusion in the USA (and married an American!) She has been in the movement for over a decade, equipping students in faith, sharing Jesus, training leaders and churches and speaking internationally.

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