Love this article of characteristics of kids who stay. Written from a youth leader’s perspective, not a parent’s, but very good.
1. They are converted. – We need to stop talking about good kids and start praying for regenerated kids.
2. They have been equipped not entertained. – Pastors are to equip all the saints (including youth) for works of service to build up the body of Christ.
3. Their parents preached the gospel to them. – The gospel is at the center of the home.
These ideas reinforce that The Apollos Project is on the right track in calling parents to these principles!