Declining Church : Struggling Youth

Interesting article that draws together some key threads around the transmission of faith to adolescents.
• “Most teenagers who have spent years attending church activities [have not integrated their faith] into who they are and how they live.” (George Barna, 2003)
• “Our distinct impression is that very many religious congregations and communities of faith in the United States are failing rather badly in religiously engaging and educating youth.” (Christian Smith, 2004)
?• “The levels of disengagement among twenty-somethings suggest that youth ministry fails too often at discipleship and faith formation.” (David Kinnaman, 2006)

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