While the numbers differ, some studies indicate that 70 percent of young people who grow up in church leave the faith after graduating High School. According to one writer:
Studies have shown that somewhere between 60 percent and 80 percent of previously engaged Christian youth become disengaged with their faith as they transition into college. Although we can be critical as to the reasons behind this statistic, in reality, most of this fall-off is quite unintentional and just a drift or slow fade away. This happens as [our young people] get distracted by life’s activities and struggle to “figure things out”.
The good news is that many of these youth come back to church. They do not all stay away, but it still raises the question: Is there anything we can do about this? Is there a way to stop the drift? What does the Bible say about this subject? What does it tell us about reaching our young people? That is what we are going to talk about this week at Grace Fellowship Church.
In Titus 2:6-8, Paul tells us how to reach the young people in our church and the young men in particular. He tells us what God expects of them. There is probably no group of people that is being attacked more by the world than young Christian men. No one is fed more lies from the enemy, and this Sunday morning at 9:30 we are going to talk about what the church can do about it. We are going to open up our Bibles and see what it tells us about helping the youth of tomorrow. Join us and bring your Bibles with you. We meet at 46024 Riverside Drive in Chilliwack. – Jeremy Cagle