I believe our church has something to offer as we endeavour to reach teens (and engage the ones we already have). And it really comes down to you and I taking an interest in their lives. There is a place for having events that are focused for just teens, but to really help teens have a strong vibrant faith, it needs to be connected with older believers who are encouraging and intentional about investing in their lives. This is a reminder to "keep going Laurentian" as many are already doing this. But it's also a reminder to be intentional and keep growing in our words and deeds. If God is going to allow us to be a healthy, multi-generational church for the coming decades, we need to pray, look for ways to invest in young people and invite others to connect with our church, but more importantly, begin a relationship with Jesus.
Click here to read the article on churchleaders.com: "Why Do Students Leave Their Faith After Graduation? According to Research, This Is the Biggest Factor".