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Christian education programs vital to congregational health Insights into Religion Lilly Foundation

Some churches are seeing a consumer mentality when it comes to religious education. The trend highlights the importance of preparing Christian educators for the future.

 

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Prevailing culture often casts teenagers as alienated from religion, if not downright hostile to it. To believe some movie depictions, teenagers are rebellious Pagans-in-the-making, more interested in witchcraft than mission trips. But a four-year national study of youth and religion arrives at a different conclusion.  The study, which included interviews with more than 3,000 U.S. teenagers, finds that a majority of today’s young people see religion as a positive influence on their lives and the lives of their community. Moreover, they have no desire to cast off the faith of their upbringing.

Reversing The Exodus 7 Traits Of Churches That Successfully Attract Young Adults Church Youth Ministry Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

As fewer young people fill the pews of houses of worship, some congregations are trying innovative ways to halt the exodus of young adults from organized religion.

A New Book Suggests Teens Are Practicing Religion in Their Own Way Insights into Religion News Lilly Foundation Grants Funding Christianity Youth

In A Faith of Their Own teens rate the personal significance of religion highly; less so the institutional part.

Christian education programs vital to congregational health Insights into Religion Lilly Foundation

Some churches are seeing a consumer mentality when it comes to religious education. The trend highlights the importance of preparing Christian educators for the future.

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