What are our young people REALLY searching for?
“When pressed to identify the single, most important reason why they attend a youth group, the picture changes significantly. It turns out that relationships bring the kids to the place, but they will not return unless the church delivers the goods. What are they looking for? Substance. Learning practical and credible insights about God was listed twice as often as anything else as the most important reason for returning” (Ibid, p.59) Wow! Have we ever “missed the boat”! While we try to “trick” teenagers into serving God with the trinkets and ticklers of the world they are begging for a “morsel of meat” from Gods Word! No wonder our young people can not wait to get away from the “church”. No wonder they do not want to “run the race that is set before them” (Heb 12:1) While we are feeding them a “junk food” diet of fun and frolic they are spiritually starving to death! To show how we have completely failed our teens, read Barnas shocking analysis: “Myth: today’s youth group attenders ar