Thursday, May 12, 2011

Church, we have a problem ...

Sunday, we started a new message series at church called Next: The Gospel and the Next Generation.

At the beginning of the message, David shared several statistics that were simply astounding. 

Percentage of people who profess to be born again Christians who have trusted in
Christ alone for salvation:
 Age 65+: 65%
Age 46-64: 35%
Age 34-45: 15%
Age 16-33: 4%

Percentage of high school students who attend church and then leave the church within four years of graduation: 70%

As he said, if these stats are anywhere close to being accurate, we have a major problem. I mean ... 4% ... that's unbelievable ... unacceptable.

Check out the full message to hear what he proposes as the solution.

If you are a mom, dad, grandparent, brother, sister, youth worker, teacher, church staffer, church member, neighbor, or anyone who comes into contact with ... well ... anyone of any age, please listen to this message.

We are praying through how we can engage the next generation ... or even our own.

Give ear, O my people, to my teaching; incline your ears to the words of my mouth! ... We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the LORD, and his might, and the wonders that he has done.
Psalm 78:1,4

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