Barna Group, a research group from California that studies trends in the church, recently published the following statistics about youth in America’s churches: Current trends show that on 4% of young people will be evangelical believers by the time they are in their 30’s compared to 34% of adults today who are. 3 out of… Continue reading Trends Among Youth In Church
Lots of men would prefer their messages to die with them than have to share with a young man who might be able to deliver it better.
When I was Section Youth director about 10 years ago, I started a program called, ARC (Apostolic Revival Corps) that traveled to various HM churches in our district and conducted training, outreach and services. Our team was made up from 20 to 30 young people from our section and included musicians, young preachers and passionate… Continue reading Apostolic Revival Corps (ARC)
A new study finds that almost one in five young American adults has a personality disorder that interferes with everyday life, and even more abuse alcohol or drugs, researchers reported Monday in the most extensive study of its kind. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081201/ap_on_he_me/med_mental_health
Ancient warfare involved close range weapons, but soon archers were employed to do long-distance warfare. Youth are the long-range weapon of the church. If we want to make the most dynamic impact on both the present and the future, we will invest in the potential of our youth. Nebuchadnezzar wanted the youth of Jerusalem. Daniel… Continue reading The Power of Youth Ministry
Are they really? A 2007 Barna poll said that young Americans (aged 16-29) are growing increasingly critical about Christianity and the Church, and are leaving the church entirely. Barna’s study wrote that their research showed “that despite strong levels of spiritual activity during the teen years, most twentysomethings disengage from active participation in the Christian… Continue reading Teens Leaving in Droves?
If you want to change the world, focus on leaders. If you want to change leaders, focus on them when they’re young.
With every rising and setting of the sun, time races forward to embrace a profound Hope. Men and women engage in the Great Commission, endeavoring to hasten the Kingdom of God, to reach the Lost before it’s too late. In the midst of the chase, an often overlooked friend of revival becomes a casualty. That… Continue reading Repairing the Breach