THE Conversation

Every church I’ve ever served (in any capacity whatsoever) has had THE conversation about young people and the church.

Where do they go?

Why do they leave?

What can we do?

What will bring them in?

If you’ve been in church leadership, you know the conversation I’m talking about.

It seems everybody has something to say about this topic. And here is the latest offering.

Personally, I think this explanation is a little bit over-simplified. We’d love to think that “Facebook killed the church.” That would give us someone to blame for all our woes. But our woes began long before Facebook … or even text messaging. While it may be a contributing factor, it doesn’t get all the blame.

The value of this post, to me, is it’s laser-precision cultural critique. It’s one small (but valuable) look into the mindset of a generation of which I am not a part. And that is a treasured gift.

Read the article, then leave a comment and tell me what you think.



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About MargaretAnne

Preacher, Writer, Aunt, Composter, Sew-er, Crafter, Dog-lover, World-traveler, Artist, Canner, Cook, Pray-er, Sister, Retreat-leader, Reader, Daughter.

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