Monthly Archives: July 2011
One of the most asked questions I get as a youth pastor is, “Why are so many teens leaving the church at graduation and not coming back?” We could be here for a long time answering that questions and it really would not be very fruitful. I found an article online that greatly speaks to the “drop-out” rate from a proactive instead of a reactive point of view.
On the blog at thegospelcoalition.org I read three key elements that sets apart the kids who stay in the church and they are…
- They are converted. (Truly Changed)
- They have been equipped, not entertained. (Stop trying to please kids and start growing kids)
- Their parents preached the gospel to them. (The #1 influence kid’s lives are their parents)
I am a tech nerd and proud of it. I do not serve technology I make technology serve me, and I want you to do the same. Here are a few resources I think you will find helpful…
Not sure about a movie or wonder if a movie is appropriate for your family? Check out http://www.pluggedin.com, a resource from Focus On The Family…they also have an app for your iPhone.
Do you have younger kids? Take them to http://www.jellytelly.com. This is now a FREE site that has some great biblical content, my boys (7yrs, and 4yrs) love it!
Feel free to post your favorite resources in the comments below!