Young people are easily indoctrinated. For instance,
suicide bombers tend to be young people.
Such vulnerability! - and this why it is achievable to mould young people, for
their sake, into being Christians and living a healthy, wholesome life.
This site is produced by an ‘old timer’, without grandchildren, or children, passively
strolling towards a wooden box, who sees youth as almost a foreign land whose language
he cannot comprehend and whose culture he has no understanding of. The life forms
who inhabit that land seem like an alien species.
Therefore this page relies upon a limited knowledge of ‘youth’ and unfortunately
since the ‘church’ often resembles a secret society it’s not easy to find out what
is happening. There appears to be very little.
My personal observation is that there are fewer young people attending church than
there were ten years ago.
Something to consider
Because the ‘Church’ is obsessed with perpetuating itself, its buildings, its institutions,
its organisations, its establishment, its status quo, there is a reluctance to create
what is needed - interdenominational youth events, for fear one of ‘our own’ ending
up being attracted to another church.
Another problem is the reluctance of older Christians to let go and let others take
their place. For instance long in the tooth ‘praise and worship’ leaders.
Music is one of the most powerful attractions and young people should be encouraged
to learn an instrument and sing in the church band. There needs to be cross denominational
youth music bands who are invited to different churches to help with the worship