Why Do Kids Stray?

ChurchLeaders | 6/13/2018 | Staff
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Recently I’ve been doing my own personal survey to find out why so many kids who grow up in the church choose to disregard church after their high school years. I’ve been in student and kids ministry for over 30 years. During the years I’ve worked really hard to help the churches that I’ve served provide comprehensive ministries for young people in the areas of all spiritual disciplines. I have trained leaders and parents in how to equip kids in and through Bible Studies, Discipleship Classes, weekly church services, camps, trips, retreats, service projects, mission trips and other events. I’ve organized opportunities to cover lessons throughout the Bible using large groups, small groups and one-on-one instruction. I’ve given parents resources to follow-up with their kids at home as well.

Here’s my frustration. With all that we are attempting to make happen through the church, a large number of students stray from the church when they graduate from high school.When I individually asked a large number of good, churched young adults why this happens, they all gave me similar answers. As a parent trying to raise good godly kids, I’m sure you are interested in their answers, right?

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So what are they saying? Here goes… Most kids, even Christian kids will, in most cases, follow the examples learned in their home more so than the church. The influence that you have as a parent is...
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