Wednesday, August 19, 2009

11% of youth still in church after college??

If the above number is correct, it is quite an alarming percentage. A research group has done some polling and have determined the percent of youth still in church after college is only 11%. If the truth were known, the number probably does not deviate much from the true believers who sit in church today. In a world where everyone wants to be entertained and fed feel good stories of personal lives touched by Jesus, it is no wonder that the church is faltering in its duties politically, socially, morally and obviously spiritually.

Many youth have already "checked out" of church even though they attend church, attend sunday school and attend youth group meetings.

What can be done to change this alarming trend?

The main thing is to preach the Word to them!
Teach the Word to them!
Live the Word to them!
Correct them in line with the Word!

Let's put an end to all of the entertainment going on in churches.
Want to make it fun for them?

At what cost are you prepared to do that?


choco said...

Truly that is the problem. It is the Bible that Christians need. We need to read it, study it, be taught it, and live it. God has given us His word, His message, but who will listen to it? O, Lord please send a true revival.

Matt and Steph Bell said...

I just stumbled onto your site. I agree.. we need to stop entertaining. We need to BE THE CHANGE,.. or be willing to be the answer to our own prayers.

I think one of the (and Im talking more and more to our youth about this)while we build relationship we have to be prepared and challenge ourselves to tackle the hard issues.

Sure we cant talk about politics, right to life, or homosexuality IN some churches. Who says that we cant build relationship to the degree that we can hang out at the local coffeeshop and talk about it, have movie nights and have serious disscussion after about some of the ungodly concepts creeping into that particular movie..
Thank you for writing and doing what you do!

Lisa S said...

Young people need to develop faith habits..such as daily prayer and scripture reading....and relying on the promptings of the holy spirit to guide their way.