UNTAMED is Unique
Communicating the Good News of Jesus in edgy, dramatic, and artistically engaging productions and presentations with for the young generation.
Kara Aubrey was invited to present the vision of UNTAMED at The Barnabas Group.
Almost 40 percent of young adults 18-20 years of age, about one-third of 21-25 year-olds, and one-quarter of 26-29 year-olds reported using illicit drugs in the past year."*
Over 80 percent of underage youth and millennials are partakers of alcohol, much more than marijuana, cocaine, and other drugs .*
19 percent of young people in the United States either contemplate or attempt suicide every year.*
In some areas of the country, suicide is now the second-leading cause of death among millennials*
59 percent of young Christians disconnect permanently or for an extended period of time
from church life after age 15.*
27 percent of Millennials claim the Bible is “a dangerous book of religious dogma used for centuries to oppress people” - yet, 62 percent say they have never read the Bible.*
Sexually Transmitted Disease
57 percent of young people report “seeking out” porn regularly.*
45 percent of females age 20–24 years tested positive for HPV infection.*
The Centers for Disease Control report a 19 percent increase in reported cases of syphilis nationwide. In New York, syphilis increased a staggering 29 percent between
2015 and 2016 - alone.*
30 percent of Millennials report suffering from anxiety on a regular basis.*
In a major university study, 61 percent of 1,010 college students, responding to an American College Health Association assessment, experienced overwhelming anxiety within the last year - 35.5 percent said they “felt so depressed that it was difficult to function.”*
1 out of every 4 college students suffers from some form of mental illness, including depression.*
Blue Cross and Blue Shield report that rates of clinical depression have risen a staggering 171 percent among millennials since 2010.*
Less than 5 percent of Millennials identify as a born-again Christian.*
* references available upon request
Captivated by the enticing ways of the world, tragically many youth and millennials find
themselves unknowingly tamed into a shifting and chaotic global culture. Trying to
find their own way, many are increasingly caught spiraling into a cascade
of addictive and destructive behaviors.
More than any previous generation, millennials will determine the course
of our country - and the world. millennials, young adults ages 18 to 35,
are the largest of all U.S. generations, 83 million, even surpassing
the Baby Boomers at 74 million.
While millennials and youth, are the most educated
generations, yet they are the least likely to have control
over their minds, bodies, and emotions.
A silent war is seizing their tamed lives,
even those inside the church.
The young generation is searching for an
escape route --not knowing that
Jesus is the only way.
Behind the façade, millennials
are unknowingly seeking
"The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10:10
Though there is no shortage of staggering statistics about youth and millennials today, UNTAMED founder Kara Aubrey stands to see that the next generation becomes the world's best generation yet. Youth and millennials want to change the world -- they are searching.
With the near extinction of Christian millennials, the question is why would they want to be a Jesus follower and what would keep them engaged in a church? Think-tanks give the following five tips*
They Want More of Jesus Christ
They Want to Read the Whole Bible
They Long for Intergenerational Community
They Are Looking for Places to Serve
They Are Desperate for a Purpose Greater Than Themselves
Discussing the findings of a Pew Research study*, Tyler Francke suggests a few reasons why millennial Christians will change everything, including:
They are poised for revival.
They’re more individualistic.
They speak tech.
They question everything.
They are relentless optimists
"I was sought by those who did not ask for Me; I was found by those who did not seek Me..." Isaiah 65:1
UNTAMED started in 2014 by Kara Aubrey, as a 501c3 nonprofit ministry. Within two years, UNTAMED events began attracting crowds of 1,500.
Just as Jesus went out to connect with people, the vision of UNTAMED is to connect with the young generation on campuses, in churches, on social media, and wherever the young generation congregates.
As Jesus connected with people through parables, UNTAMED connects by producing edgy catalysts relevant to the young generation -- skeptics and believers.
Through rock-music, drama, dance, cinema, and engaging technological interactions, UNTAMED provides a gateway for the work of His Spirit to transform lives into a passionate UNTAMED life to follow Jesus -- the world's only hope.
Holy Bible. The Holy Bible is the inerrant living Word of God, in truth and authority. (2 Timothy 3:15-17, 1 Peter 1:23-25, Hebrews 4:12)
Creator. God is the Creator of all things, and He made man in His own image. (Genesis 1:26-31)
Triune God. God is a triune God – Father, Son - Jesus Christ, and Holy Spirit.
Freewill. God gives humanity free will to live for Him or to live against Him.
Satan. Satan is the enemy of God and His righteousness. Satan’s purpose is to steal, kill, and destroy the relationship between humanity and God. Tempted by Satan, humanity chose to turn away from God in sin. For by one man’s sin, sin entered all humanity. (Genesis 3:1-7, 1 Peter 5:8, Romans 5:12-21, John 10:10, Ephesians 5:15)
Sin. Sin, the wrongdoings of humanity, is a curse of death. The only way sin can be acquitted is by death. (Romans 6:23)
Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is God manifested in the flesh of human form. Jesus Christ was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life in the flesh, purposely laid His life down to die, raised Himself from the dead, and ascended into Heaven in the witness of hundreds.
Mission of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ purposely died to pay for the sins of all humanity, acquitting the eternal death sentence for anyone who believes and confesses that He is Lord and Savior. His act of redemption and grace, offers the world freedom from Satan’s curse of sin and death. (John 8:32, Romans 8:2, Galatians 5:1)
Redemption. Redemption is the gift of God to eternal life through Jesus Christ. (Romans 6:23)
Born again. Believers in Jesus are made new, born again, into eternal life, as children of God. (Romans 3:24, Ephesians 2:8, Romans 10:8-10, Romans 10:9-10)
Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is given to indwell believers in Jesus. The present day works of the Holy Spirit inspires and empowers believers to live “Untamed”—free, limitless, and purpose-filled lives—for the glory of God the Father. (Romans 8:16, 1 John 3:23, Titus 3:5-7, Acts 1:4-8, 1:8, Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22, Matthew 16:18, Romans 8:1)
Judgment and Resurrection. Jesus will return again to the earth, to judge the sins of the world, and to raise up believers in Jesus, the living and the dead. (2 Corinthians 5:10, 1 Corinthians 15:51-52, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, Revelations 19:11-16, 2 Thessalonians 1:7, Revelations 19:11-16)
Eternal life. Those who have been born again will be raised from the curse of death into a resurrected eternal life in heaven.
Everlasting punishment. Those who have not accepted the gift of pardon from sins by Jesus Christ will be delivered to everlasting punishment from the curse of death in hell. Satan, and those he deceived, will be cast into everlasting death in the lake of fire. (Revelations 19:20, 20:10-15)
Heaven. Heaven is the place of paradise that God is preparing for those who believe and are for Him, to spend eternity together. (Revelations21, John 14:2-4)
Excellence. We value excellence in every aspect of our ministry. We believe that excellence is a testament to our faith, in that which we put our time and resources into, we therein demonstrate an importance.
Evangelism. We connect with youth and young adults of the world, to show them their need for a Savior, to share who Jesus is, and to challenge them to live an untamed passionate life of following Jesus.
Clarity. We endeavor to create content and event experiences that are simple, yet powerful, and engaging in evangelistic nature.
Community. We promote the Biblical community of His church - without borders.
Creativity. We advocate creativity since we were made in the image of an incomprehensibly imaginative Creator.
Challenge. We maintain that the young generation will rise, when presented with His challenge, to live in the glory of His purpose-driven future.
Worship. We believe that worship is a life transforming expression of our passion and intimate love for God.
Culture. We advocate a continuous culture of fellowship for strengthening encouragement.
Untamed is on mission to share the hope of Jesus in an edgy, dramatic, and relatable way, with youth and millennials.