Keys for Kids

Parent Minute

Today’s kids are poised to leave the church.

Posted on 5/17/2016 by Greg Yoder

Are you concerned your son or daughter might not stay in church when they become adults? Today, kids are becoming less and less engaged in our local churches. According to Barna research, three out of five young people fifteen years of age and older leave the church.1 Why? Basically because they’re not being taught Scripture. They’re taught they need to be good people or make good choices—then they’ll get to heaven. When they’re teens, apart from Christ, they realize that they can’t make good choices. They understand the same is true for adults teaching them that. They don’t understand that they’re saved by grace through faith through Christ alone. What’s our role in all this? Don’t give up teaching Scripture. It’s our duty. Deuteronomy 6 tells us to teach them the Word diligently. Don’t leave it up to the church.

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

Suggested Reading: Deuteronomy 6:6-7
Tags: teens, church

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