Where are all the teens? In the article “six reasons young Christians leave church.” released by the Barna Group states:
one reason some young people depart church as young adults is that something is lacking in their experience of church. One-third said “church is boring” (31%). One-quarter of these young adults said that “faith is not relevant to my career or interests” (24%) or that “the Bible is not taught clearly or often enough” (23%). Sadly, one-fifth of these young adults who attended a church as a teenager said that “God seems missing from my experience of church” (20%) (barna.org)
At the Bridge we have noticed the rapid decline and almost exodus of our student culture, because of this we have changed our approach to youth ministry, by out sourcing to a non for profit, non denominational student group. While there are many out there, we have chose to partner with “The 99,” below is a Link to their website.