Here is a continued appeal not to segregate the youth on Sunday morning. In it the author describes a couple from his church out to eat who thoroughly ignored their child.
And then he describes how the young people were deliberately included in the church service including service and relationships.
Simply put, we do teens a disservice when we segregate them from the life of the church. When we build youth ministries that don’t fold students into the life of the congregation, the unintended consequence is a future of empty pews. Pew Research reports that 20- to 30-year-olds attend church at half the rate of their parents and one-fourth the rate of their grandparents. These young adults were teens a decade or two ago, and many of them were […]