January 30, 2008

Helping kids stay involved in Church

Posted in Weekly thought tagged , , at 4:27 pm by Jeremy Blount

I love to read the thoughts of others.  They challenge me to grow and become a better leader.  Recently someone linked me to an article by Thom S. Rainer and Sam S. Rainer III.  The thoughts shared challenged me and I want to enourage you with them.

THE MYTH OF FREEDOM. 
Freedom. In high school, most of us experienced the thrill of getting our driver’s license, going off to college or embarking on a first date. We felt a certain increase of freedom with each of these life events, and part of being a high school student was learning how to manage new freedoms. But the Church has propagated a myth about high school students for too long. The myth: After high school, students drop out of church because of their desire for personal freedom.

We want to debunk this myth upfront—most students in high school do not plan to leave the church. Our research reveals that an overwhelming majority (80%) of high school students do not plan to leave their church once they graduate….continue reading here. 

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