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Church is boring!

Posted on 5/19/2016 by Greg Yoder

Yesterday, we started talking about why kids are leaving the church. Today, we take a look at the second reason. Barna research says young people think that “church is boring.”1 Some suggest “faith is not relevant to [their] career or interests,” “the Bible is not taught clearly or often enough” to help them, and many suggest “that ‘God [was] missing from [their] experience at church.’ ” Let’s dissect this. Church may be boring because some kids’ churches set bad examples of what the church is supposed to be like. They have funny songs, silly stories, and creative games that may or may not have any spiritual significance. Since they aren’t told about the most amazing gift of God, they can’t appreciate worship services. Our job is to make faith relevant and teach our kids about God’s amazing grace.

1Based on “Six Reasons Young Christians Leave Church,” Barna.org

Suggested Reading: Ephesians 2:8-9

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