I read this article the other day and thought it was worth sharing on my blog.
We left the "main stream" church style a little over fourteen years ago. I was never keen on leaving my babies in the nursery, and after many negative Sunday School experiences we searched for something different. Since that time we have churched in homes with other families and we have been a part of two different family- integrated churches. While there is no "perfect church", worshiping together has been a positive thing for our family. The youth groups of today are perpetuating adolescence instead of encouraging them to be mature Christian adults. Often times the scene in a youth building doesn't look any different than the world. It is very sad, and it is obvious with the rates of young people leaving the church once they are grown that it isn't working. I believe our children being raised around adults in church and not segregated out with their peers is one of the key factors in our oldest two being strong Christian adults today. I am very grateful for the different men and women that have come alongside Marc and I and been an example to our children. If they had been ushered off to their own classes this would have never taken place. We were driving through town the other day and observed how many huge churches there are. I made a comment that the community should look a lot different than it does with a church on every corner. They clearly are not making an impact for Christ.
Here is a YouTube of Ken Ham discussing the epidemic of young adults leaving the church. We have the book and the statistics are pretty alarming.
Until next time~