Retaining the youth in the church is one major concern of every church leader. It has become an old fashion to see young people staying in their parent’s churches. And the major cause for this is the parents and their children are not operating on the same page both on doctrinal and social issues. While the former like to stick to the old ways of doing a thing, the latter belief you can change the methods without changing the message. So, in my personal experience, I figure out the following ways to arrest this ugly trend.
- Failure to correct heresy: Bad news spread quicker than the good news. In the same way, it is easier to destroy than to repair. Heretical teaching may appear harmless on the surface but its destructive impact is better imagined than experienced. And one thing about false teaching is its ability to be in tandem with the youths.