Youth Ministry

Kids leave church because the church is “relevant.”

"It’s not that our students 'got smarter' when they left home; rather, someone actually treated them as intelligent. Rather than dumbing down the message, the agnostics and atheists treat our youth as intelligent and challenge their intellect with “deep thoughts” of question and doubt." - C.Leaders

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3 Common Traits of Youth Who Don’t Leave the Church

"'What do we do about our kids?' The group of parents sat together in my office, wiping their eyes....they weren’t talking about 16-year-olds drinking and partying. They were talking about youth church attendance. Each had a story to tell about a 'good Christian' child, raised in their home and in our church, who had walked away from the faith during the college years." - Church Leaders

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Ministry Ideas that Work: Bible Memory Based Camp Scholarships

"About 20 years ago David Rowley, a church member who had been helping in the youth group, came to our youth pastor with a proposal. He promised to personally pay for camp for any young person who memorized the book of James. The memorization had to happen according to his very specific set of rules. They had to memorize at least 10 verses a week and he would lay out the schedule–no trying to cram in the last few weeks." - P & D

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