Young people today are leaving the church at an alarming rate. According to Barna Research, only 4 out of 10 young people who grow up with a Christian background continue to faithfully attend church into adulthood.
We can blame that on rebelliousness, the lure of the world, the church’s perceived irrelevance, or the attack of Satan. But the real question is, how do we positively impact young people for Christ?
Perhaps the answer is not a new program or approach, but simply being the kind of people that youth actually want to follow. When you and I live like Jesus and approach life genuinely, they might find something in us worth imitating. Here are 10 ways you and I can become the elders that today’s youth want to follow:
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