Interesting post over at PDYM Community on making faith last longer than the time a young person spends in the youth work.  Here are the main points as to why young people stay in the church:

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    1. They must learn how to grow spiritually on their own. 
    2. Students who are given opportunities to serve in real and meaningful ways gain a vision that church is a place to serve and not simply a place to learn. 
    3. Having a mentor is another common thing you hear from adults who have stayed involved in church since their teenage years.

I think these are true – but possibly the biggest thing and it links heavily with point 1, is understanding what church is about, and what is means to be an Acts 2 community of believers.

Chris
cskidd1983@gmail.com
Married to the amazing Sarah and raising Jakey, Daniel, Amelia, Josh & Jonah in our blended family. Passionate for Jesus, social work & sport.

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